jam into

Meaning: to force too many things or people into a small space

For example:

  • jam sth into sth How did you jam all that stuff into one small suitcase?

  • jam sb into sth In Tokyo, subway attendants jam as many passengers as possible into each carriage.

Nouns often used as indirect objects with jam into: bag, suitcase, box, pocket, car, taxi, subway, train

Note: "Jam in" has the same meaning.

Quick Quiz:

If we have to jam stuff into a bag, it means the bag is

a. too small

b. too big

c. too weak

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Contributor: Matt Errey