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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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The other day, I came across a recipe for strawberry jam muffins at the back of a package of Maya all-purpose flour.
Now the host of Sam Bond's weekly bluegrass jam - one of more than 10 jam sessions held all across town - Shanahan has strived to make his event the complete opposite of his first jam experience.
We continue to use Jams internally as part of our ongoing transformation program, because they are an amazing approach to transformation and change across a company.
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Super Jams are currently available in three flavours: blueberry & blackcurrant, rhubarb & ginger and cranberry & raspberry, priced at 1.
Most adult reminiscences of jam sandwiches involve soggy, flat things wilting in school lunch boxes, doorsteps dripping with toxic combinations of peanut butter and red jam, and being sticky .
Avoid berries with a white tip because the finished jam won't have a real rich color.
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.
Additionally, a DVD sweepstakes will be held in over 100 cities nationwide in conjunction with the NBA's Jam Slam event.
In the first-ever collaboration between music powerhouses Bad Boy Records and Island/Def Jam Music Group, multi-platinum recording group 112, comprised of Slim, Duron, Q and Mike, is set to release their fourth album, HOT & WET, on September 23rd.
Richard Chernick, one of the most prominent arbitrators in ADR, has joined the Los Angeles office of JAMS, the resolution experts, as a Vice President and Managing Director of the organization's Arbitration Practice.
Hundreds of Los Angeles inner-city high school students rocked to the sounds of Latin and hip-hop bands while attending Dodger Jams, a special assembly hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).
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.