cram

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1cram

verb \ˈkram\

: to fill (something) so that there is no room for anything else : to fill (something) completely

: to push or force (someone or something) into a space that is tight or crowded

: to push or force yourself into a space that is tight or crowded

crammedcram·ming

Full Definition of CRAM

transitive verb
1
:  to pack tight :  jam <cram a suitcase with clothes> <a novel crammed with surprises>
2
a :  to fill with food to satiety :  stuff
b :  to eat voraciously :  bolt <the child crams her food>
3
:  to thrust in or as if in a rough or forceful manner <crammed the letters into his pocket>
4
:  to prepare hastily for an examination <cram the students for the test>
intransitive verb
1
:  to eat greedily or to satiety :  stuff
2
:  to study a subject intensively especially for an imminent examination
cram·mer noun

Examples of CRAM

  1. He crammed the suitcase with his clothes.
  2. Before the trip I crammed my head with information about Spain.

Origin of CRAM

Middle English crammen, from Old English crammian; akin to Old Norse kremja to squeeze
First Known Use: before 12th century

2cram

noun

: a quick period of study in order to learn a lot of information quickly for a test, exam, etc.

Full Definition of CRAM

1
:  a compressed multitude or crowd :  crush
2
:  last-minute study especially for an examination

Examples of CRAM

  1. <battling the rush-hour cram in the subway>

First Known Use of CRAM

1810

Related to CRAM

Cram

biographical name \ˈkram\

Definition of CRAM

Donald James 1919–2001 Am. chem.

Cram

biographical name

Definition of CRAM

Ralph Adams 1863–1942 Am. architect & author

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