Cram - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kræm|  American pronunciation of the word cram
Brit.  |kræm|  British pronunciation of the word cram


- crowd or pack to capacity (syn: jam, jampack, ram, wad)
- put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

cram books into the suitcase

- study intensively, as before an exam (syn: bone, drum, swot)
- prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam


He crammed the suitcase with his clothes.

Before the trip I crammed my head with information about Spain.

...battling the rush-hour cram in the subway...

The first day there was a cram, the second day only the claque remained.

Modern education is all cram.

If capacity for taking in cram would do it, he would be all right.

Master believes all the crams we tell.

Seven people crammed into the small car.

I shall have to cram all my clothes into this small case.

The room was crammed with people wanting to buy the furniture.

Every avenue leading to the fair was crammed.

It was the same little garden where I was crammed with gooseberries.

I managed to cram down a few mouthfuls of food.

Jill crammed her clothes into the bag.

A lot of information has been crammed into this book.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cram
he/she/it: crams
present participle: cramming
past tense: crammed
past participle: crammed
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