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1. verb To play music together. I heard you guys jamming out in the garage—you really sounded great! We jammed until the wee hours of the night.
2. verb To leave. Aw man, I've got to jam. See you later.
3. verb To forcefully shove a basketball into the net, as by dunking. He was able to jam it right at the buzzer and give us a two-point lead.
4. noun Difficulty or trouble. I'm in a bit of a jam here—my car won't start, and I have a job interview in half an hour.
5. noun In basketball, the act of forcefully shoving a basketball into the net, as by dunking. His jam right at the buzzer gave us a two point lead.
6. slang A song that one loves or likes a lot. Yo, this is my jam! Turn it up!
7. slang Something one particularly prefers, desires, enjoys, or cares about. I knew classic literature was your jam, so I thought you might like this book I found. Thank you for the invitation, but long-distance cycling just isn't really my jam.
8. slang A car. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "jam" is short for "jam jar," which rhymes with "car." Primarily heard in UK. That's a beauty of a jam you've got there. What is it, a '67? My jam won't start today—can I get a ride with you?
1. Very clogged, congested, or stuck. The freeway was totally jammed this morning. It took me nearly two hours to get to work! The rain gutters have gotten jammed up with all sorts of gunk. When was the last time you cleaned them?
2. Locked or stuck in an unworking position or condition. This mechanism keeps getting jammed up. Could you take a look at it? The dang printer is jammed again. What the heck is wrong with this thing?
3. Very busy or preoccupied. I'm sorry for not responding sooner, but I've been a bit jammed up at work recently. We've had an influx of applications this year, so our support team has been pretty jammed.
4. obsolete slang Drunk. It was clear by his staggered walk and slurred speech that the fellow was fairly jammed up.
5. obsolete slang In police custody; arrested. Didn't you hear? Jimmy the Heel got jammed last week. A copper nabbed him while he was looting cars.
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1. mod. arrested. (Underworld.) Willie got jammed for speeding.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m a little jammed, but I think I can still drive.
3. Go to jammed up.
4. mod. upset; annoyed. He’s really jammed because he flunked the test.
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