“I can't. It's jammed.”

English Lesson: I can't. It's jammed.

You and a coworker are trying to print a calendar at work. It got stuck in the printer. Your coworker tells you to pull the paper out, but you can't.

I can't. It's jammed.

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(something) is jammed

"Jammed" means "stuck". Specifically, it means to be stuck between things.

We use the word "jammed" to talk about things like:

  • getting your finger jammed in a closing door
  • a piece of paper being jammed in a machine
  • cars being jammed in traffic

In all of these situations, the word "stuck" would also work.