informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
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"
push down forcibly; "The driver jammed the brake pedal to the floor"
press tightly together or cram; "The crowd packed the auditorium"
deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems
preserve of crushed fruit
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 clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
stick to correctly or closely;
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"