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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

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

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

You can't really think about more than one movie at a time. You're thinking about it consciously, and the subconscious is working too, and if you cram too much into your head, you don't get any ideas in the shower.
Marshall Brickman

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

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
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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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