verb (used with object), crammed, cramming.
to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold.
to force or stuff (usually followed by into, down, etc.).
to fill with or as with an excessive amount of food; overfeed.
Archaic. to tell lies to.
verb (used without object), crammed, cramming.
to eat greedily or to excess.
to study for an examination by memorizing facts at the last minute.
to press or force accommodation in a room, vehicle, etc., beyond normal or comfortable capacity; crowd; jam:
The whole team crammed into the bus.
Informal. the act of cramming for an examination.
a crammed state.
a dense crowd; throng.
verb crams, cramming, crammed
(transitive) to force (people, material, etc) into (a room, container, etc) with more than it can hold; stuff
to eat or cause to eat more than necessary
(informal) to study or cause to study (facts, etc), esp for an examination, by hastily memorizing
the act or condition of cramming
Steve. born 1960, English middle-distance runner: European 1500 m champion (1981, 1986); world 1500 m champion (1983)
Old English crammian “press something into something else,” from Proto-Germanic *kram-/*krem- (cf. Old High German krimman “to press, pinch,” Old Norse kremja “to squeeze, pinch”), from PIE root *ger- “to gather” (cf. Sanskrit gramah “heap, troop,” Old Church Slavonic gramota “heap,” Latin gremium “bosom, lap”). Meaning “study intensely for an exam” originally was British student slang first recorded 1803. Related: Crammed; cramming.
: a cram session/ cram book
A very diligent student; grind (1900s+)
To study intensively for an upcoming examination (1803+ British students)
/ˈkræmə/ noun 1. a person or school that prepares pupils for an examination, esp pupils who have already failed that examination
[kram] /kræm/ verb (used with object), crammed, cramming. 1. to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold. 2. to force or stuff (usually followed by into, down, etc.). 3. to fill with or as with an excessive amount of food; overfeed. 4. Informal. 5. Archaic. to tell lies to. verb (used […]
[kram-oi-zee, -uh-zee] /ˈkræm ɔɪ zi, -ə zi/ Archaic. adjective 1. . noun 2. cloth. /ˈkræmɔɪzɪ; -əzɪ/ adjective 1. of a crimson colour noun 2. crimson cloth
[kramp] /kræmp/ noun 1. Often, cramps. 2. . verb (used with object) 3. to affect with or as if with a cramp. [kramp] /kræmp/ noun 1. . 2. a portable frame or tool with a movable part that can be screwed up to hold things together; clamp. 3. anything that confines or restrains. 4. a […]