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)
noun 1. a private institution, especially in East Asia, that uses an accelerated curriculum to prepare students for university entrance exams.
/kræn/ noun 1. a unit of capacity used for measuring fresh herring, equal to 37.5 gallons
[krah-nahkh] /ˈkrɑ nɑx/ noun 1. Lucas (“the Elder”) 1472–1553, German painter and graphic artist. 2. his son, Lucas the Younger, 1515–86, German painter and graphic artist. /German ˈkraːnax/ noun 1. Lucas (ˈluːkas), known as the Elder, real name Lucas Müller. 1472–1553, German painter, etcher, and designer of woodcuts
/ˈkreɪnɪdʒ/ noun 1. the use of a crane 2. a fee charged for such use