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cramverb

 us   /kræm/ (-mm-)
  • cram verb (FORCE)

[T always + adv/prep] to force something into a small space, or to fill an area with people: Six children were crammed into the back of the car.
  • cram verb (LEARN QUICKLY)

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

uk   /kræm/  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 had 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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(Definition of cram from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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