Definitions

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  • v. To remove a blockage from; to release from being jammed.

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Examples

  • Imagine how much better life would be if there was a mute button on your mother-in-law, or a good cop/bad cop switch on the officer about to hand you a speeding fine, or even just a simple 'unjam' option on the office photocopier.

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  • Imagine how much better life would be if there was a mute button on your mother-in-law, or a good cop / bad cop switch on the officer about to hand you a speeding fine, or even just a simple 'unjam' option on the office photocopier.

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  • I had a job at the University of Miami wherein I was called upon to unjam several staplers, several times an hour.

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  • It never occurs to you to try to unjam your accelerator, shift into neutral, or shut the engine off because the problem occurred when you were not pressing on the accelerator.

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  • If I can get everyone else to stop paying attention I can lay hands on fretful ones and get them to unjam and use the last of their toner like good machines should.

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  • She glanced at the only other worker in the place, a guy with spiked hair who was fighting to unjam a copy machine across the room.

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  • As I turned to unjam the chair and open the door he moved swiftly to my side.

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  • Anyone who has ever used a manual typewriter remembers that the keys do jam occasionally, but the QWERTY layout permitted a better system for key usage, and it reduced the need for typists to stop to reach in to the machine to unjam the keys.

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  • On the morning of March 6, 2007, Eleazar Torres-Gomez was killed when he tried to unjam an industrial conveyor belt at an Oklahoma plant of Cintas, an industrial laundry company.

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  • Ran into the professor, who knows the situation, and today is a work day, so I'm just going in to see how to unjam the paper and then get to come back and sleep.

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