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 n.— «Remember how the Soviets used to jam the signal when Radio Free Europe would broadcast behind the Iron Curtain? Today “jamming” literally means silencing your critics or opponents by attacking and intimidating them. Fair, unfair, it doesn’t matter—you attack the other side any way you can to get him to shut up. American policy debate is full of jamming.» —“How ‘Marketing of Evil’” by David Kupelian World Net Daily (Grants Pass, Ore.) Dec. 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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