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"ram" in British English

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ramverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ræm/ (-mm-)
to ​hit or ​push something with ​force: Someone rammed (into) my ​car while it was ​parkedoutside my ​house. He rammed the ​sweets/his ​pipe into his ​mouth. I rammed down the ​soil around the ​fencepost. She ​slammed the ​door and rammed home the ​bolt (= ​closed it ​forcefully and ​completely).
Phrasal verbs

ramnoun [C]

uk   us   /ræm/
  • ram noun [C] (SHEEP)

an ​adultmalesheep that can ​breed
  • ram noun [C] (EQUIPMENT)

(also battering ram) a ​piece of ​equipment used to ​hit something and ​force it ​open or ​break it: They used a ram to ​break down the ​door. a ​movingpart in a ​machine that puts ​pressure or ​force on something

RAMnoun [U]

uk   us   /ræm/ specialized
(Definition of ram from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ram" in American English

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ramverb [I/T]

 us   /ræm/ (-mm-)
to ​hit or ​push with ​force: [I/T] Someone rammed (into) my ​car in the ​parking lot. [T] fig. The ​governortried to ram the ​budget through in the last ​days of the ​legislativesession.

ramnoun [C]

 us   /ræm/
  • ram noun [C] (ANIMAL)

an ​adultmalesheep

RAMnoun [U]

 us   /ræm/
  • RAM noun [U] (COMPUTER)

abbreviation for random-access ​memory (= a ​type of ​computermemory that can be ​searched in any ​order and ​changed as ​necessary)
(Definition of ram from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"RAM" in Business English

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RAMnoun [U]

uk   us   /ræm/
IT abbreviation for randomaccessmemory: a ​type of ​computermemory that ​storesdata that can be ​searched by ​programs. The ​speed of ​searches, as well as the ​number of ​searches that can be made at the same ​time, ​increases with the ​size of the RAM: Increasing a PC's RAM is one of the most popular ​hardware enhancements ​peopleundertake. At this ​price, the ​modelincludes 512MB of RAM.
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(Definition of RAM from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ram”
in Korean 숫양…
in Arabic كَبْش…
in Malaysian RAM…
in French RAM…
in Russian налетать, врезаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 猛撞,猛擊, 塞進…
in Italian montone…
in Turkish tıkmak, tıkıştırmak, zorla sokmak…
in Polish huknąć, staranować, wepchnąć…
in Spanish RAM…
in Vietnamese bộ nhớ truy xuất ngẫu nhiên…
in Portuguese carneiro…
in Thai หน่วยความจำของคอมพิวเตอร์…
in German RAM, Speicher…
in Catalan marrà…
in Japanese 牡羊…
in Chinese (Simplified) 猛撞,猛击, 塞进…
in Indonesian RAM…
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