transitive verb

dialectal, England
: to squeeze or hug (as in wrestling) : crush, mash

Word History


perhaps irregular from Old English crimman to cram; akin to Old High German krimman to scratch, press, Old English crammian to cram

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“Creem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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