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cram

verb uk   us   /kræm/ (-mm-)

cram verb (FIT A LOT IN)

[T usually + adv/prep] informal to force a lot of things into a small space: Eight children were crammed into the back of the car. The room was packed and we were crammed against the door. [T usually + adv/prep] informal to do many things in a short period of time: I managed to cram three countries into a week's business trip.

cram verb (LEARN)

[I] to try to learn a lot very quickly before an exam: She's cramming for her history exam.
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