jam

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒæm/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dʒæm/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling( jam)


Inflections of 'jam' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
jams
v 3rd person singular
jamming
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
jammed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
jammed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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jam

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [two-mile] traffic jam
  2. the traffic jam stretches [for miles]
  3. a traffic jam [stretching, tailing] back to
  4. am stuck in a traffic jam
  5. got [stuck, caught] in a traffic jam
  6. there is a traffic jam on the [highway, freeway]
  7. an unexpected traffic jam
  8. a traffic jam due to [an accident, construction]
  9. a bumper-to-bumper traffic jam
  10. [an overturned, a crashed] truck caused the traffic jam
  11. unblock the [paper, sink, pipe] jam
  12. there is a jam in the [printer, copier]
  13. informal: I'm in a bit of a jam!
  14. informal: got herself into a jam
  15. [apricot, strawberry, peach, pear] jam
  16. jam on [bread, toast, scones]
  17. donuts filled with [strawberry] jam
  18. a [layer, topping, filling] of [strawberry] jam
  19. a [folk, country, rock] music jam
  20. [hold, organize, attend] a music jam
  21. the (music) jam lasted all night
n as adj
  1. a [strawberry, blueberry] jam doughnut
  2. a [strawberry] jam [layer, topping, filling]
  3. store [coins, bills, cash] in a jam jar
  4. had a jam session in the [pub, club, bar]
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