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Definition of Cram

Cram

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

Cram Quotations

I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.
Brendan Gill

In school, many of us procrastinate and then successfully cram for tests. We get the grades and degrees we need to get the jobs we want, even if we fail to get a good general education.
Stephen Covey

What's a man's age? He must hurry more, that's all; Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.
Robert Browning

I wouldn't swap the era I competed in for anything, not a day of it. I started out as an amateur, and people like myself, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Tessa Sanderson and the rest did it for the glory of winning medals for our country.
Daley Thompson

I understand that one of the purposes of bipartisanship is to cram something difficult and necessary down the American people's gullets for which neither party has the fortitude to assume full responsibility. It's a way of turning a possible gangplank into a teeter-totter.
James Wolcott
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Cram Translations

cram in Latin is refercio
cram in Norwegian is stappe, pugge
cram in Swedish is stoppa, packa
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