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  • v. Present participle of unjam.


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  • In the last day or so I've stumbled upon groggy earthworms while digging up more garden, watched a few potato bugs scurry as I finally raked up some leaves, and got my hand covered with pond scum while unjamming the filter.

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  • But I knew to turn off the lawnmower and the weedeater before unjamming even before I worked for a manufacturing company, so maybe it's not that complicated.

    "So then I realized I was in trouble."

  • After several rounds of printing out a few papers and unjamming the jam thing so I can print out a handful of others, it finally dies on me with one loud thump.

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  • I spent a couple of minutes trying to work out the incomprehensible unjamming illustrations on the printer door before asking for help.

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  • Can I just say that I always end up fixing those machines and unjamming them.

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  • In addition, they thought I was brilliant – fixing the computer, unjamming the copier, anticipating the need for extra brochures, always being sympathetic yet effective when dealing with phone calls – quite impressed my supervisors.

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  • That not only put out the fire, but also made for a tedious job unjamming the stove chute.


  • Um. If you are on the helpdesk - unjamming printers and unfreezing outlook is your job.

  • I was hoping that succeding in unjamming the CAPS LOCK on your parchment screed would help the thinking faculties but you seem capable of shouting louder and more visiously than ever.

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  • So he's getting handyman jobs where he can - unjamming garbage disposals, installing ceiling fans, scrubbing tile grout, installing carpets, cleaning mattresses and couches.

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