cram in

phrasal verb

crammed in; cramming in; crams in
: to make a special effort to meet with (someone) or to do (something) although one is very busy
I can cram you in this afternoon.
We crammed in as much sightseeing as possible on our trip to New York City.

Examples of cram in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Israel has issued evacuation orders to sectors of Rafah, where more than 1.3 million people are crammed in near the Egyptian border. Jane Arraf, NPR, 10 May 2024 The United States, which opposes a Rafah invasion, has said Israel has not provided a credible plan for evacuating and protecting civilians now crammed in Rafah. Menelaos Hadjicostis and Sam Mednick, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 May 2024 Photo: Henry Mullin/Douglas Elliman The studio is only 250 square feet, but owner Casey Jordan crammed in every creature comfort. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 17 Nov. 2023 So does their crowded living situation: Abdel Hadi, the new baby and her three older children are staying with relatives, a large extended family crammed in together, sleeping three on a mattress. Elissa Nadworny, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024 More revelations are emerging of what’s coming, with more features crammed in than were expected. David Phelan, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 While crammed in tiny apartments, Black families struggled with slumlords and poor living conditions. Tanikia Carpenter, Parents, 19 Nov. 2023 But the pro season crams in almost twice as many games. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 31 Jan. 2024 This combination of brevity and bloat means there’s little time to cultivate character dynamics or a larger narrative, but plenty of space to cram in as many dropped R’s as possible. Alison Herman, Variety, 11 Jan. 2024

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“Cram in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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