Language: Old English
Origin: crammian


cram past tense and past participle crammed, present participle cramming
1 [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to force something into a small space
cram something into/onto etc something
Jill crammed her clothes into the bag.
A lot of information has been crammed into this book.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] if a lot of people cram into a place or vehicle, they go into it so it is then full
cram in/into
We all crammed in and Pete started the car.
36,000 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] to prepare yourself for an examination by learning a lot of information quickly [= swot British English]
She's been cramming hard all week.
cram for
I have to cram for my chemistry test tomorrow.

cram something ↔ in

phrasal verb
to do a lot of activities in a short period of time [= pack in]:
We crammed in as much sightseeing as possible during our stay in New York.

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