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jam someone or something (into something)

 and jam someone or something in
to force or compress someone or something into something or some place. Sam jammed all his clothes into the canvas bag. The conductor jammed all the passengers into one car. Don't jam in everything! They had to jam themselves into the tiny room, because there was no other place to meet.

jam

see under get in a bind.

jam

1. n. a problem; trouble. I hear you’re in a bad jam.
2. in. [for musicians] to play together, improvising. They jammed until the neighbors complained.
3. tv. & in. to force a basketball into the basket; to slam dunk a basketball. He tried to jam it, but blew it.
4. n. an act of forcing a basketball into the basket; a slam dunk. The jam didn’t work, and Fred’s team rebounded the ball.
5. in. to depart. It’s time to jam. Let’s go.
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From The Jam gained an immediate reputation for the kind of incendiary performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam back in the day.
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Super Jams, produced by the now 18-year-old's company Doherty's Preserves, has managed to "inject new life into one of the world's oldest foods" according to Tesco's jam and conserves buyer Danielle Pierce.
Def Jam Mobile represents a milestone in the establishment of a mobile entertainment marketplace, leveraging the strength and success that Russell Simmons and Def Jam Enterprises have earned in the Hip Hop market.
Band members will be distributing flyers giving dates for upcoming shows at the Jam House, but among them will be one 'golden ticket' VIP invite to the Jam House's Re-Vamp party on October 24.
The new sensing strategy, described in the March Transportation Research Part A, can identify incipient traffic jams in about a quarter the time of conventional automatic detection methods, Coifman claims.
For more information on the Del Poetry Jam Anthology and shows contact: Phat Farm, 530 7th Avenue, 14th floor, New York, New York 10018 c/o Def Poetry Jam, Attention: Bruce George, Executive Producer, (212) 391-9443
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So the Sunday Mirror Magazine has given jam the "Modern Eclectic" treatment - mingling it with the freshest, most surprising flavours.
Def Jam Interactive, an division of Def Jam Enterprises, is a preeminent force in the digital industry, providing an authentic hip hop experience through gameplay, cultural nuances, strategic partnerships, music, talent and executive direction.
The new JAM Transit City Headphones feature both Bluetooth wireless connectivity and active noise cancellation.
During the CELTA course they recognized the lack of "quality" and "relevant" teaching tools and resources available to teachers and found they truly enjoyed creating their own stuff not just for teaching purposes but for their own learning enjoyment …thus jam was born.
But that didn't stop a crowd of thousands at the NBA Jam Session from showing that, for every basketball superstar, there are a dozen ways to wear his jersey.
Savion Glover, who danced in Jelly's Last Jam and Black and Blue as well as in Tap, is a regular.
Today, Simmons is positioning Rush even more prominently in mainstream America via the successful Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam television show on Home Box Office (HBO) and his development plans for additional TV programs and feature films.