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Definition 1: deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum

(... is a kind of jam ) electronic jamming over a wide range of frequencies simultaneously

(... is a kind of jam ) electronic jamming of a specific channel or frequency

Definition 2: preserve of crushed fruit - [noun denoting food]

(jam is a kind of ...) fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

(... is a kind of jam ) made with strawberries

Definition 3: a dense crowd of people - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) a large number of things or people considered together

"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

(... is a kind of jam ) a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

Definition 4: informal terms for a difficult situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got into a terrible fix
  • he made a muddle of his marriage

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of jam ) a poor job; a mess

"they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"

Definition 5: interfere with or prevent the reception of signals - [verb of communication]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Jam the Voice of America
  • block the signals emitted by this station

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) make a break in

"We interrupt the program for the following messages"

(... is a kind of jam ) jam an entire frequency spectrum

"During the Cold War, the Soviets routinely barrage jammed to interfere with transmissions from the West"

(... is a kind of jam ) jam a narrow band of frequencies

"We can counter point-jamming effectively"

(... is a kind of jam ) jam a single frequency

"This operator is spot-jammed"

(... is a kind of jam ) jam a broad spectrum of frequencies to affect all communications in the area except for directional antenna communications

Definition 6: crowd or pack to capacity - [verb of contact]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the theater was jampacked

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) cram into a cavity

"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

(jam has a similar meaning as ...) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

"cram books into the suitcase"

Definition 7: get stuck and immobilized - [verb of contact]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mechanism jammed

(jam is a kind of ...) fail to function or function improperly

"the coffee maker malfunctioned"

Definition 8: block passage through - [verb of contact]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obstruct the path

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) be a hindrance or obstacle to

"She is impeding the progress of our project"

(... is a kind of jam ) become or cause to become obstructed

"The leaves clog our drains in the Fall" "The water pipe is backed up"

(... is a kind of jam ) render unsuitable for passage

"block the way" "barricade the streets" "stop the busy road"

(... is a kind of jam ) block with earth, as after a landslide

(... is a kind of jam ) prevent from entering

"block out the strong sunlight"

(... is a kind of jam ) obstruct with, or as if with, a dam

"dam the gorges of the Yangtse River"

(... is a kind of jam ) restrain from moving or operating normally

"Traffic is tied up for miles around the bridge where the accident occurred"

(... is a kind of jam ) impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

"The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

(... is a kind of jam ) prevent access to by barricading

"The street where the President lives is always barricaded"

(... is a kind of jam ) block off with barricades

(... is a kind of jam ) obstruct access to

Definition 9: crush or bruise - [verb of contact]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jam a toe

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

"I bruised my knee"

Definition 10: press tightly together or cram - [verb of motion]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crowd packed the auditorium

Synonyms for jam in the sense of this definition

(jam is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

Definition 11: push down forcibly - [verb of motion]

Samples where jam or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor

(jam is a kind of ...) move with force

"He pushed the table into a corner"

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