John Conroy on the obstacles he faces, from a jammed field to economic woes.
Someone pointed a .22-caliber pistol at his head and pulled the trigger, but it jammed, so out came a machete and knives.
He jerked the window up with such force that it jammed after having opened only five inches.
Mashable EIC interviewed Crowley, and Josh Charles jammed on the piano.
The bar was jammed, but I managed to shove my way through and collect a passion-fruit Cosmopolitan for Valerie, a Talisker for me.
Tom quickly stepped inside and jammed his gun in the man's back.
We've jammed it, corporal, but another good kick will fetch it; now!
He thanked heaven for that as he tore away a boardlike piece of apparatus and jammed it over the leak in the jar.
Bob jumped, gave a snort of surprise, and jammed his hand into his pocket.
Long before three o'clock in the afternoon the Town Hall was filled and jammed to its doors with men and women.
"to press tightly," also "to become wedged," 1706, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of champ (v.). Of a malfunction in the moving parts of machinery, by 1851. Sense of "cause interference in radio signals" is from 1914. Related: Jammed; jamming. The adverb is recorded from 1825, from the verb.
"fruit preserve," 1730s, probably a special use of jam (v.) with a sense of "crush fruit into a preserve."
"a tight pressing between two surfaces," 1806, from jam (v.). Jazz meaning "short, free improvised passage performed by the whole band" dates from 1929, and yielded jam session (1933); but this is perhaps from jam (n.1) in sense of "something sweet, something excellent." Sense of "machine blockage" is from 1890, which probably led to the colloquial meaning "predicament, tight spot," first recorded 1914.
v. jammed, jam·ming, jams
To block, congest, or clog.
To crush or bruise.
Drunk: He got jammed (1922+)
: Jam bands do have styles
[all senses have some relation to the asi notion of squeezing or crushing so as to make jam]
A heterosexual man
[1970s+ Homosexuals; said to be fr just a man]