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cram

cram

 
 
pronunciation:
kraem
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: crammed, cramming, crams
definition 1: to fill (something) by force to or beyond its natural capacity.
A large crowd crammed the hall.
similar words:
clog, lade, mob, pack, stuff
definition 2: to force (something) into a space of insufficient size; stuff (usu. fol. by inside, into, down, or the like).
The child crammed two more sandwiches into his lunchbox.
similar words:
crowd, impact, jam, pack, squeeze, stuff, wedge
definition 3: to gorge with or as with food.
She crammed her mouth with cookies.
similar words:
gorge, stuff
definition 4: to study (a subject) intensively just before taking an examination.
definition 5: (informal) to prepare (a person) for an examination or the like in this fashion.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to prepare intensively for an examination at the last minute.
We crammed all night before the final exam.
definition 2: to gorge on food; eat excessively.
similar words:
gobble, gorge, stuff
definition 3: to force entry beyond normal capacity; jam.
As a prank, six people crammed into the phone booth.
similar words:
jam, wedge
derivation: crammer (n.)
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