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Marilyn jammed the hat firmly on her head and went out.
Mick jammed a copy of the report into my hand.
Kirsten was trying to jam all the papers into her bag.
Thousands jammed the area to see the Pope.
The streets were jammed with cars.
Four men were jammed into the back of the car.
He fired one shot before his gun jammed.
This is the American English definition of jam. View British English definition of jam.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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