jam

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
jam

Plural
jams

jam on toast
  1. (uncountable) Jam is a sweet spread for bread made by boiling fruit.
    I want blueberry jam on my toast.
  2. (countable) A jam is a hard situation.
    I’m in a jam right now. Can you help me out?
  3. (countable) A jam can be a blockage; congestion.
    I'll be late to work today because of that traffic jam.


Verb[change]

Plain form
jam

Third-person singular
jams

Past tense
jammed

Past participle
jammed

Present participle
jamming

  1. If you jam something, it means you get it stuck or blocked in a small area; congested.
    The stapler that I was using jammed. Can I use that one please?
  2. If you jam your finger or toe, it means it hit it against another object.
  3. If you jam, it means that you play music.
  4. If you jam a signal, it means you block it from broadcasting.