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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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According to Jammy, successful materials integration is allowing engineers to move beyond using nitrided silicon dioxide (SiO2) as a gate dielectric.
With his stable among the winners of late, Jammy Guest looks primed to run another massive race off a handy weight of 8st 10lb and, if the gaps open at the right time in this 13-runner field, he has the ability to take advantage.
Fifty winners of the preliminary round were short-listed for the final event, who created history by making the largest Jammy art.
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Clos du Bois, from Allied Domecq Wines, announced three new vintages: the 1998 Flintwood ($22), a 100% chardonnay, said to be characterized by rich, spiced apple-pear notes, a silky texture and butter-scotch overtones; the 1998 Alexander Valley Reserve Shiraz ($16), a blend of 80% shiraz and 20% cabernet sauvignon, which is smooth, soft and jammy with pepper notes and a smoky oak and mocha finish; and 1998 Alexander Valley Reserve Merlot ($22), from 85% merlot and 15% cabernet sauvignon grapes, featuring ripe cherry and raspberry flavors and layers of toasty oak; also from Allied Domecq comes the 1997 Marques de Arienzo Crianza ($10), an estate-bottled Rioja, said to have a lively fruit-forward style with spicy plum and cherry
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The gorgeous gang occupied four of the VIP booths, sinking jammy doughnut shots before going through 11 bottles of Laurent Perrier Rose between them.
CHLOE Madeley says she's insulted by reports that she was handed jammy TV and modelling jobs because her parents are Richard and Judy.
Consumer wine trends have been moving away from the juicy, jammy style of wines that Australia has traditionally produced towards leaner, drier ones.
RELIEVED Italy boss Roberto Donadoni was so delirious after last week's jammy win at Hampden that he compared himself to Pope Benedict XVI.
That Hamilton was a jammy dodger who wanted a Swiss role.