Jammed
Jam Jam, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jammed} (j[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Jamming}.] [Either fr. jamb, as if squeezed between jambs, or more likely from the same source as champ See {Champ}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To press into a close or tight position; to crowd; to squeeze; to wedge in; to cram; as, rock fans jammed the theater for the concert. [1913 Webster]

The ship . . . jammed in between two rocks. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

2. To crush or bruise; as, to jam a finger in the crack of a door. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

3. (Naut.) To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback. --W. C. Russell. [1913 Webster]

4. To block or obstruct by packing too much (people or objects) into; as, shoppers jammed the aisles during the fire sale. [PJC]

5. (Radio) To interfere with (a radio signal) by sending other signals of the same or nearby frequency; as, the Soviets jammed Radio Free Europe broadcasts for years during the cold war. [PJC]

6. To cause to become nonfunctional by putting something in that blocks the movement of a part or parts; as, he jammed the drawer by putting in too many loose papers; he jammed the lock by trying to pick it. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jammed — [dʒæmd] adj [not before noun] 1.) stuck and impossible to move ▪ Ben had got his finger jammed in the door. 2.) full of people or things = ↑packed ▪ The place is jammed. We ll never get in. jammed with ▪ The town was completely jammed with… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jammed — [ dʒæmd ] adjective 1. ) very crowded with people or things: We sat for an hour in jammed traffic. 2. ) a piece of equipment that is jammed has some part of it that is not moving correctly: a jammed printer/gun a ) a jammed telephone system does… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jammed — adj. filled to capacity or overfilled; as, the auditorium was jammed to the rafters. Syn: full, jam packed, packed. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jammed — index inextricable, replete Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jammed — UK [dʒæmd] / US adjective 1) very crowded with people or things We sat for an hour in jammed traffic. 2) a piece of equipment that is jammed has some part of it that is not moving correctly a jammed printer/gun 3) a jammed telephone system does… …   English dictionary

  • jammed — [“d3aemd] 1. mod. arrested. (Underworld.) □ Willie got jammed for speeding. 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ I’m a little jammed, but I think I can still drive. 3. Go to jammed up. 4. mod. upset; annoyed …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • jammed — adjective 1 (not before noun) impossible to move because of being stuck between two or more surfaces: The child had got his finger jammed in the door. 2 AmE full of people or things; jam packed: The place is jammed. We ll never get in …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • jammed — adjective Of or pertaining to something which is stuck. The window is jammed shut …   Wiktionary

  • jammed — adj Upset, angry. I was totally jammed over that D in bio. 1990s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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