jamming jamming  /ˈdʒæ mɪŋ/


  1. (n) deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
  2. (n) preserve of crushed fruit
  3. (n) informal terms for a difficult situation
  4. (n) a dense crowd of people
  5. (n) deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
  6. (v) press tightly together or cram
  7. (v) push down forcibly
  8. (v) crush or bruise
  9. (v) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals
  10. (v) get stuck and immobilized
  11. (v) crowd or pack to capacity
  12. (v) block passage through

Derived Word(s)


  1. In principle, jamming is as simple as ABC: the jamming station sends out a conflicting broadcast on the same frequency as the offending broadcast.
  2. Culture jamming is a populist response, a way to fight corporate interests for control of what Lasn calls the mindscape.
  3. These soldiers aren't getting the benefit of participating in war games on the wide Mojave Desert, where gun-jamming sand and faux insurgents closely resemble conditions in Iraq.


  1. Clubs Heating Up As Electric Daisy Carnival Nears

    This will be a busy weekend at the nightclubs and dayclubs. But Thursday will also be jamming with talented musicians, and why is that? Because clubs are gearing up for the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival. Here are your highlight DJs. (Nonmusical club
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Tractor-trailer crash on Outer Loop clogs I-695 travel

    A crash along the Beltway's Outer Loop is jamming up traffic for miles.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBAL-TV Baltimore

  3. Christie jams with The Roots & Jimmy Fallon

    This didn't air in our area last night due to the late Stanley Cup finals, but check out Gov. Christie "slow-jamming the news" on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." The ditty includes Anthony Weiner jokes, a "Born To Run" presidential race reference and weight jokes:
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "Our lines have been jammed for weeks, and I apologize," Landrieu said in interview after giving a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. "But no amount of jamming is going to keep me from supporting a good work for Louisiana and the nation."
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Mary Landrieu Source: 2TheAdvocate

  2. In the article, the writer Matt Taibbi described the investment bank as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Matt Taibbi Source: New York Times

  3. "What a half. We came out and played an exceptional second half," Jackson said. "We were on our heels at the end of the first half, (Tony) Parker was jamming the ball down our throat and we couldn't seem to find a way to stop him. I thought...
    on Apr 13, 2006 By: Phil Jackson Source: 940 News

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