strawberry jam la confiture de fraises
→ pots of raspberry and blackcurrant jam
traffic jam bouchon m , embouteillage m
→ By 9pm, there was a 25-mile jam with little chance of traffic moving before midnight.
→ these terrific jams half a mile long
→ They found themselves stuck in a motorway jam.
to be in a jam être dans le pétrin
→ They were in a real jam.
→ I'm in a real jam - I've got an important meeting at 9 and the damned car won't start.
→ He finds himself in exactly the same jam as his brother was in ten years ago.
to get sb out of a jam * tirer qn du pétrin
→ a man who he had helped out of a financial jam
[+street, doorway, passage] encombrer, obstruer
→ Crowds jammed the streets.
[+switchboard] encombrer, saturer
→ The council's phone lines had been jammed by callers opposed to the sale.
→ TV viewers jammed BBC switchboards to complain.
[+mechanism, drawer] bloquer, coincer
→ A rope jammed the boat's propeller.
to jam sth into sth
(=thrust) enfoncer qch dans qch
Pete jammed his hands into his pockets. Pete a enfoncé ses mains dans ses poches.
(=pack) entasser qch dans qch
→ Fridges won't work properly if you jam so much food into them that the cold air can't circulate.
to jam sth on sth enfoncer qch sur qch
He jammed his hat on his head. Il a enfoncé son chapeau sur sa tête.
→ The authorities were able to jam this wavelength.
[mechanism, sliding part] se coincer, se bloquer
→ The machines jammed and broke down.
→ The second time he fired, his gun jammed.
[musician] faire un bœuf → Paul, George, and Ringo jammed on piano and guitar.
n confiture f d'abricots
n confiture f de prunes de Damas
[+hall, stadium] s'entasser dans
→ A crowd of 14,843 had jammed into the stadium.
n pot m à confiture
[street] noir (e) de monde
→ The streets might be jam-packed.
[bus] bondé (e)
[container, suitcase] plein (e) à ras bord
The room was jam-packed. La salle était comble.
to be jam-packed with sth être rempli (e) de qch
→ The drawers were jam-packed with old notes and letters.
n bœuf * m
n confiture f de framboise
n bouchon m , embouteillage m