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cram

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verb \ˈkram\

Simple Definition of cram

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cram

crammedcramming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pack tight :  jam <cram a suitcase with clothes> <a novel crammed with surprises>

  3. 2 a :  to fill with food to satiety :  stuff b :  to eat voraciously :  bolt <the child crams her food>

  4. 3 :  to thrust in or as if in a rough or forceful manner <crammed the letters into his pocket>

  5. 4 :  to prepare hastily for an examination <cram the students for the test>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to eat greedily or to satiety :  stuff

  8. 2 :  to study a subject intensively especially for an imminent examination

crammer noun

Examples of cram in a sentence

  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

Rhymes with cram


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cram

noun

Simple Definition of cram

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cram

  1. 1 :  a compressed multitude or crowd :  crush

  2. 2 :  last-minute study especially for an examination

Examples of cram in a sentence

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



1810

First Known Use of cram

1810


Cram

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biographical name \ˈkram\

Definition of Cram

  1. Donald James 1919–2001 Am. chem.




Cram

biographical name

Definition of Cram

  1. Ralph Adams 1863–1942 Am. architect & author





CRAM Defined for Kids

cram

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verb \ˈkram\

Definition of cram for Students

crammedcramming

  1. 1 :  to stuff or pack tightly <… oh, the joy of being able to cram large pieces of something sweet … into one's mouth! — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory>

  2. 2 :  to fill full <I crammed my suitcase with clothes.>

  3. 3 :  to study hard just before a test





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