interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
block passage through; "obstruct the path"
crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked"
get stuck and immobilized; "the mechanism jammed"
deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
preserve of crushed fruit
press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
a dense crowd of people
informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
stick to correctly or closely;
support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
have and exercise; "wield power and authority"
keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; "We preserve these archeological findings"; "The old lady could not keep up the building"; "children must be taught to conserve our national heritage"; "The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts"
keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep
keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
hold back within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"