bear jam
bear jam ear jam, n. A traffic jam caused by tourists stopping to look at bears near the road; -- a phenomenon once common in Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. [Colloq.] [PJC]

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  • bear jam — (BAYR jam) n. A traffic jam in a park caused by motorists stopping to watch one or more bears. Example Citation: Roadside bears that prompt cars to stop, causing traffic jams, have become the park s biggest bear problem, according to park… …   New words

  • bear jam — traffic jam in a park resulting from drivers stopping to watch bears …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • bear — vb 1 *carry, convey, transport, transmit Analogous words: *move, remove, shift, transfer: hold, *contain 2 Bear, produce, yield, turn out are comparable when they mean to bring forth as products. Bear usually implies a giving birth to offspring… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jam — vb crowd, squeeze, *press, bear, bear down Analogous words: *crush, squash: *pack, cram, stuff, ram, tamp jam n *predicament, plight, fix, dilemma, quandary, scrape, pickle Analogous words: *difficulty, vicissitude: pinch, strait, exigency (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jam — [n] troublesome situation bind, box, corner, difficulty, dilemma, fix, hole, hot water*, pickle*, plight, predicament, problem, quandary, scrape, spot, strait, trouble; concept 674 Ant. benefit, boon jam [v] squeeze in; compress bear, bind, block …   New thesaurus

  • bear down — *press, bear, squeeze, crowd, jam …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • jam — 01. He [jammed] his foot on the brake just in time. 02. The drawer is [jammed], and I can t get it open. 03. Chris and a few of his musician friends came by to [jam] with me on the weekend. 04. Can you help me out? I m in a bit of a [jam]. 05. My …   Grammatical examples in English

  • bear — Synonyms and related words: Cape polecat, Tartar, abide, abide with, acquiesce, acquit, act, admit of, affect, afflict, afford, afford support, aim, allow, answer, ape, appertain, apply, assault, attend, author, avail, back, back up, bar, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jam — Synonyms and related words: Great Mogul, Jell O, Mogul, a mass of, a world of, abound with, afterthought, albumen, arch dam, army, articulate, assault, backstop, baffle, bafflement, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barricade, barrier, batten,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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