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cram

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcramcram /kræm/ ●○○ verb (crammed, cramming)  1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]FULL to force something into a small spacecram something into/onto etc something Jill crammed her clothes into the bag. A lot of information has been crammed into this book.see thesaurus at fill2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if a lot of people cram into a place or vehicle, they go into it so it is then fullcram in/into We all crammed in and Pete started the car. Thirty-six thousand spectators crammed into the stadium to see the game.3 [transitive] especially American English if a lot of people cram a place, they fill it Thousands of people crammed the mall Sunday.4 [intransitive]STUDY to prepare yourself for an examination by learning a lot of information quickly syn swot British English She’s been cramming hard all week.cram for I have to cram for my chemistry test tomorrow.see thesaurus at study cram something ↔ in→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
cramEveryone's cramming for their final exams.You'll really have to cram if you want to pass the test.Other times they crammed into a vacant classroom.Silver cups - golfing trophies - crammed the mantelpiece over a huge arched brick fireplace.I've procrastinated all semester, so I have a lot of cramming to do.His Paris-based years were crammed with travel, museum visits, contacts with major figures in the arts and formative aesthetic experiences.cram in/intoThe 1990s family has so much activity that has to be crammed into a day that something has to be given up.Children who had never heard a bedtime story and could not write their own names were crammed into classrooms by the dozens.There was just so much to be crammed into each short day.With 64,000 people crammed into every square mile, the most utterly bizarre happenings raise barely a shrug of the shoulders.Over 75,000 nostalgic exhibits dating from 1850 to 1950 crammed into many old-fashioned shop and room displays.The 75,000 football fans crammed into the cupped hands of Sun Devil Stadium.The company were crammed into the kitchen like a limpet in its shell.Powell ignited the delegates crammed into the San Diego Convention Center with a fast-paced speech that was interrupted 42 times by applause.
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Verb table
cram
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycram
he, she, itcrams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrammed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crammed
he, she, ithas crammed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crammed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cram
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crammed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cramming
he, she, itis cramming
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you, we, theyare cramming
Past
I, he, she, itwas cramming
you, we, theywere cramming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cramming
he, she, ithas been cramming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cramming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cramming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cramming
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