Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jam

4 senses of jam

Sense 1
jam -- (preserve of crushed fruit)
       => conserve, preserve, conserves, preserves -- (fruit preserved by cooking with sugar)

Sense 2
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish -- (informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Sense 3
crush, jam, press -- (a dense crowd of people)
       => crowd -- (a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers")

Sense 4
jamming, electronic jamming, jam -- (deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems)
       => electronic countermeasures, ECM -- (electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jam

7 senses of jam

Sense 1
throng, mob, pack, pile, jam -- (press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium")
       => crowd, crowd together -- (to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah")

Sense 2
jam -- (push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor")
       => push, force -- (move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner")

Sense 3
jam, crush -- (crush or bruise; "jam a toe")
       => bruise, contuse -- (injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of; "I bruised my knee")

Sense 4
jam, block -- (interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station")
       => interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off -- (make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages")

Sense 5
jam -- (get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed")
       => malfunction, misfunction -- (fail to function or function improperly; "the coffee maker malfunctioned")

Sense 6
jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad -- (crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked")
       => stuff -- (cram into a cavity; "The child stuffed candy into his pockets")

Sense 7
obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")
       => impede, hinder -- (be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project")

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