jam-up
noun Date: 1941 jam 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • jam-up — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: probably from jam up, v. : very good : first rate : bang up after one course in psychology you turn out to be a whiz bang, jam up mind reader J.S.Redding II. noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • jam — jam1 [dʒæm] n ↑butter, ↑jam ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(cars/people)¦ 3¦(machine)¦ 4¦(difficult situation)¦ 5¦(music)¦ 6 kick out the jams 7 jam tomorrow ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(FOOD)¦ [U and C] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • jam — jam1 [ dʒæm ] noun * ▸ 1 sweet sticky food ▸ 2 line of stopped vehicles ▸ 3 blockage in machine ▸ 4 difficult situation ▸ 5 music 1. ) count or uncount a sweet sticky food made from boiled fruit and sugar, that is usually spread onto bread:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jam — 1 noun 1 (C, U) a very thick sweet substance made from boiled fruit and sugar and eaten especially on bread; conserve: strawberry jam 2 (C) a situation in which it is difficult or impossible to move because there are so many people, things, cars… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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