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We've jammed it, corporal, but another good kick will fetch it; now!

Bob jumped, gave a snort of surprise, and jammed his hand into his pocket.

The grand stand was empty, and the exits were jammed with a hurrying crowd.

He jammed it all down with the ramrod, and I was never able to get it up again.

He squared his shoulders and jammed his clenched fists into his pockets.

"Issy" sprang from his settee and jammed the paper novel into his pocket.

I jammed the wheel over and the launch swung off, but not enough.

Rathburn jammed the gun back into its holster and walked around to his horse.

I fell into the chair, jammed the rod-butt into the socket, and began to pump and wind.

Then I sat down, jammed the rod in the socket, put on the drag, and began to strike.

WORD ORIGIN

"to press tightly," also "to become wedged," 1706, of unknown origin, perhaps a variant of champ (v.). Of a malfunction in the moving parts of machinery, by 1851. Sense of "cause interference in radio signals" is from 1914. Related: Jammed; jamming. The adverb is recorded from 1825, from the verb.

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