cram - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlecramming
past tensecrammed
past participlecrammed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to put people or things into a space that is too small
    cram something into/in/under something:

    The sacks of rice were crammed under a huge table.

    Guards cram 40 prisoners into cells designed for 12.

    cram something with something:

    He was cramming his mouth with food.

    1. a.
      [transitive] if people cram a place, they fill it completely
  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to study hard in order to learn a lot in a short time, especially for an examination

phrasal verbs