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jam in Food, dish topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishjamjam1 /dʒæm/ ●●● S3 noun  1 croissant.jpg food [countable, uncountable]DFF a thick sweet substance made from boiled fruit and sugar, eaten especially on breadjelly strawberry jam a jam sandwich jam jars2 cars/people [countable]MOVE/CHANGE POSITION a situation in which it is difficult or impossible to move because there are so many cars or people Sorry we’re late. We got stuck in a traffic jam.3 machine [countable] a situation in which a machine does not work because something is stopping a part from moving It caused a jam in the printer.4 difficult situation [countable usually singular] informal a difficult situation(be/get) in/out of/into a jam We became friends after he helped me out of a jam.5 music [countable] a) a jam session b) a song or piece of music, especially one by a rap or rock group 6 kick out the jams7 jam tomorrow
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jama jam in the copy machineIn case we don't like the cake she brings half a tea-chest of biscuits and three different jams.Initial press reports on the Dec. 20 accident focused on how pilot errors got the crew into a navigational jam.By the time she's cleared the jam, they're in the outskirts of Bournemouth.What Case can not promise his members is immediate respite from the jams.Otherwise every traffic jam will gradually vanish beneath a rising tide of its own foamy output.Streets around the normally tranquil town of Morton in Marsh were sealed and long traffic jams built up.traffic jamBy the time we reached the Red Fort we had hit a traffic jam.The Columbia River was a traffic jam of barges carrying bauxite to the smelters in Longview, Washington.Otherwise every traffic jam will gradually vanish beneath a rising tide of its own foamy output.Just look at these cabins, and you forget traffic jams, mortgages and mayhem back home.Streets around the normally tranquil town of Morton in Marsh were sealed and long traffic jams built up.That figure is arrived at by multiplying the total length of traffic jams by their duration.You arrive just in time for a rolling traffic jam in a town crammed with shops, apartments and construction cranes.Nevertheless, telecommuting is destined to increase, he said, pushed along by snowstorms, traffic jams and technological progress.(be/get) in/out of/into a jamAt first he appeared to be relieved to be helped out of a jam.