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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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Scaling CMOS technologies with new channel materials appears to have greater potential in the nearer term, but we will continue to pursue non-planar approaches for more distant technology generations," said Jammy.
Grenache produces a light-coloured, high-alcohol wine, with jammy fruit, but tends to lack structure.
All the genre's original legends are accounted for - Lee Perry, the kings Jammy and Tubby, Scientist, Sly & Robbie.
Hailing from the Waterhouse District in Kingston, home to many famous reggae artists such as Black Uhuru, Michael Rose, Half Pint, King Tubby and Prince Jammy, Beenie Man is another unforgettable face.
Additionally it can be blended with acidic, jammy notes to provide a heat-stable flavouring recommended for baked goods.
The five main grape varieties are found in the Rhone and are used in varying proportions; the classics are Syrah and Mourvedre, producing muscle and backbone, and Grenache, jammy fruit and alcohol.
Essential mixes come from Tubby, his protege Prince Jammy, and their contemporaries Errol ``ET'' Thompson, Yabby You and Lee Perry.
Obviously the Romanian gypsy seer's ability didn't extend to her countryman's professional life or she might have dropped a hint about the jammy sod signing on with Italian cracks Juventus for five years.
Oak aged and from Argentina, this is a soft, full-bodied wine with absolutely no hint of bitterness and lots of jammy flavour.
One dish is made per programme and has a fun theme such as Fruity Banana Plait, Flying Jammy Butterfly Cakes, Donald's Fruity Ices and Flap Jack Choos
After Ziggy and Jammy Dodger nested at Whittonstall in spring last year, numerous visitors used the vantage point provided by the Highland Cattle Centre on the opposite side of a small valley to view the isolated nest high in trees.
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 butterscotch 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; 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.
We want Midlands consumers to think of Greggs when they think of buying a sandwich, savoury or jammy doughnut.
Ridge, Geyserville, 1991 -- "fragrant raspberries, velvety texture, jammy, lots of vanilla"