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cram

Verb

1 crowd or pack to capacity; "the theater was jampacked" [syn: jam, jampack, ram, chock up, wad]
2 put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled; "cram books into the suitcase"
3 study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam" [syn: grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone]
4 prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam [also: cramming, crammed]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of cramming.
  2. Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination.
  3. A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.

Translations

The act of cramming
Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination
A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed

Verb

  1. To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
  2. To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
  3. To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor.
  4. To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff.
  5. To make crude preparation for a special occasion, as an examination, by a hasty and extensive course of memorizing or study.

Translations

To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another
To fill with food to satiety; to stuff
To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study
To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff
To make crude preparation for a special occasion

Extensive Definition

Cram may refer to:
cram in German: Cram

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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