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“cram” in British English

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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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cram” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “cram” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)