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.
Ralph Adams, 1863–1942, U.S. architect and writer.
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)
[kram-boh] /ˈkræm boʊ/ noun, plural cramboes. 1. a game in which one person or side must find a rhyme to a word or a line of verse given by another. 2. inferior rhyme. /ˈkræmbəʊ/ noun 1. a word game in which one team says a rhyme or rhyming line for a word or line given […]
noun 1. an intensive course of study designed to review or teach material needed for a specific purpose or, often, material previously taught but not mastered. 2. . noun See crash course
[kram-foo l] /ˈkræmˈfʊl/ adjective 1. as full as possible; chockfull: a box cram-full with toys. adjective 1. stuffed full
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