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verb cram pronunciation in British English /kræm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycram
he/she/itcrams
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.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] if people cram a place, they fill it completely

      People crammed every street leading to the square.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] informal to study hard in order to learn a lot in a short time, especially for an examination
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