From the movie The Da Vinci Code (2006)


What happened between you and your grandfather, Sophie? I've jammed my shoulder, I've been shot at, I'm bleeding. I need to know. You say he raised you, but you two don't talk anymore.

What does it actually mean to jam one's shoulder?

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  • Definition 1a: to become blocked or wedged – Glorfindel Nov 13 '15 at 7:37
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    I must admit the expression seems highly ambiguous to me too. Maybe because it is highly dependent on the previous context. – CowperKettle Nov 13 '15 at 7:45
  • According to The Free Dictionary, it means to crush, bruise or smash. – Khan Nov 13 '15 at 8:13
  • Perhaps it is okay to think that it really means 'jammed', in the sense that it cannot be moved due to an injury - dislocated/fractured bone/s, the joints or the muscles 'malfunction' - jammed his knee, he can't walk properly; jammed his mandible, he can't chew quickly; jammed his elbow, he can't shoot. – shin Nov 13 '15 at 9:08

Injured it, by having it get hit or banged into, or his arm being rammed into the shoulder socket.

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