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jam1

 
pronunciation:
jaem
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: jams, jamming, jammed
definition: to force into a small space.
She jammed her big foot into the little shoe.
similar words:
crowd, force, stick, stuff
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part of speech: noun
definition: a large gathering or mass that slows or stops movement.
We were stuck in a traffic jam.The copier won't work because of a paper jam.
similar words:
mass
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derivation: jammer (n.)
Word Builder: jam +
  • jammed:
    blocking the movement or flow of something through a tight space.