Definitions starting with J

ID #4721

jam (2)

[cf. Krio dzham to be stalemated, from nauti­cal jam (Hancock 1969:25); cf. OED, to wedge so as to prevent movement; cf. also US slang jam predicament DAS] v. to foil a person's plans: I was going to go to town, but she take the car—jam me (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-05-30 05:19
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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