jam together

jam together

1. To put two or more things forcefully into something very close together and in a haphazard manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jam" and "together." Don't just jam all these things together in the box like that—you'll break something! He jammed together all of the cleaning supplies into a box under the sink.
2. To connect, construct, or assemble something very hastily, carelessly, or with brute force. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jam" and "together." No matter how hard I jammed together the two parts, they wouldn't connect the way they were supposed to. She decided to jam the pieces back together with some super glue and hope for the best.
3. To cause two or more people to be very close together inside of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jam" and "together." They jammed about 50 of us together in a cramped conference room with no air conditioning for the two-hour-long meeting. We somehow managed to jam together the entire team onto that tiny bus.
4. To schedule many things to happen within a relatively short period of time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jam" and "together." They jammed together 20 different musical acts over the course of the festival. I usually don't like jamming so many activities together like that, but I only had two weeks, and I didn't know when I would have the opportunity to visit Japan again.
5. slang To play unrehearsed or improvised music together. I like the way you sound on bass guitar. We should jam together sometime. A lot of local musicians come to this bar to jam together on the weekends.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

jam someone or something together

to pack people or things close together. The usher jammed everybody together so more people could be seated. Don't just jam the boxes together! Sort them out first.
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jam something together

to assemble something hastily or carelessly. The fragile contents were just jammed together in one box and everything was broken. The thing was just jammed together with no care at all.
See also: jam, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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They swarmed up in front of Sherburn's palings as thick as they could jam together, and you couldn't hear yourself think for the noise.
We had one jam together and by the end of that jam King Kraken had formed.
Purpleshoes is a Tarlac-based indie band whose members used to simply jam together as friends.
He said: "If the pilot was ejected from the aircraft, two shackles would not release from one another and would jam together and the main parachute would not deploy.
"If the pilot was ejected from the Hawk aircraft, two shackles would not release from one another and would jam together, and the main parachute would not deploy.
6 Mash the remaining icing sugar and jam together to make a smooth icing and drizzle on top.
MUSIC TALK RUDIMENTAL 'We're a lot more fluid now and the process is more involved - we write and jam together'
The rock band, that also dives into funk and electrified blues, is made-up of six young girls who just love to jam together.
The mother-of-five said: "My children and I love to cook and we have cooked jam together before as a family and then given it to our friends.
We tend to jam together, and once the lyrics come in we multiply the experience with guitars, drums and other instruments." Other than Rongmei, the band consists of Molee Lollen ( lead vocalist), Liem Ngadong ( bass), Kabir Jamatia ( synth/ maschine) and Ritesh Thapa ( drums).
Even when leading cast members joined Tim backstage and suggested they jam together - Tim remained oblivious.
They can simply come, sit and jam together. They can play on their own [but still sound melodious]", Anil Kumar, from the group Resonance, Music for the Soul, which organised the event, told Gulf News.
The premise of the collaboration was thus - Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Mark King (Level 42), Bernard Butler (Suede), tropical popstress Hollie King, singer/songwriter Mary Epworth, and our own Natalie McCool would jam together, each taking turns at the mic.
Just as a bookshelf can jam together wildly different books, each book a small box opening onto a different world, so seemed the buildings of my city: every row of houses and shops brought near many kinds of abundance, opened onto many mysteries: crack houses, zen centers, gospel churches, tattoo parlors, produce stores, movie palaces, dim sum shops.