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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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She has refined her skills enough to make a jam in seven minutes, often turning out up to 60 jars a day.
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One can't help being drawn into the extraordinary atmosphere at both jams.
With 23 Resolution Centers across the United States, JAMS and its more than 200 full-time, exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of important cases each year.
This grant follows a previous JAMS Foundation grant to the Section designed to help pro bono and legal service agencies improve or develop dispute resolution components for their programs.
Culinar's jam division currently employs approximately 150 people.
Diddy and I'm excited to work with one of the most relevant soul groups of our time, 112," stated Lyor Cohen, Chairman & CEO, Island/Def Jam Music Group.
The announcement marks the fourth high profile appointment made by JAMS in recent weeks: Ambassador Richard Sklar of San Francisco joined the organization in April as head of the newly formed International Practice.
Today's event at Lincoln High School was the first of five LADWP-sponsored Dodger Jams that will be held at Los Angeles middle schools and high schools during the summer.
Fans of the Radio Disney Jams CDs will be on their feet when they hear the exclusive Radio Disney edit "Dance With Me" by Debeleh Morgan plus a couple of hot mixes by Destiny's Child and Tik `N Tak.
JAMS, the leading provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services in the nation, and Poorman-Douglas Corp.
JAMS, the resolution experts and a leading national provider of dispute resolution services, sponsored the survey.