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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishramram1 /ræm/ verb (rammed, ramming)  1 [intransitive, transitive]HIT/BUMP INTO to run or drive into something very hard In the latest raid, thieves used his van to ram a police car.ram into He lost control of his truck and rammed into a van, killing two people.2 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]PUSH to push something into a position, using great force First, you’ll have to ram the posts into the ground. I rammed my foot down on the brake.3 ram something down somebody’s throat4 ram something home→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
ramAnother rammed a barrier wall and broke its neck.He rammed a clip of bullets into the gun.The ship had been rammed by a submarine.Napoleon, far from manoeuvring about the Duke's right flank, had rammed his troops into the seam between the allied armies.The driver lost control and rammed into a car waiting at a stoplight.Construction workers had to spend the night ramming iron girders into place to support the building.I kept thinking that they would all ram me.Ludo and I turn our collars up against the chill April evening, and ram our hands in our coat pockets.Last week, the opposition rammed the 14 percent gains tax plan through parliament while few members were in the chamber.Sharpe reloaded the rifle, this time ramming the bullet hard down against the charge, then released the horse.Enthusiasts can overcome this by ramming the cartridge into its socket while the drive is running.She rammed the papers into her briefcase.Hancock tried to ram the police car.The Republicans are trying to ram through a judgment in the Gingrich case.
Related topics: Animals, Tools
ramram2 noun [countable]  1 ram.jpg HBAan adult male sheepewe2 x-refa battering ram3 TZa machine that hits something again and again to force it into a position
Examples from the Corpus
ramOver the past year he has had eight sheep, one suckle-calf and a ram bitten by adders: the ram died.Her prow, a cast-iron projection weighing 1,500 pounds, was intended for use as a ram.There were 810 breeding ewes, ewe lambs, and rams on offer.His animal was the ram and he is depicted as a ram or a ram-headed man.The ram, though strongly built, had its defects.
Related topics: Computers
RAMRAM /ræm/ noun [uncountable] technical  TD (random access memory) the part of a computer that acts as a temporary store for information so that it can be used immediatelyROM a model with 128 MB of RAM
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RAMPreviously, building RAM into a Smart Card required an on-card battery.Applications then have more of the original 640 kilobytes of RAM to use, making them faster and more reliable.Memory: Get 32 megabytes of RAM.The Apollo computer's RAM was constructed of memory core of the type described above.These RAM chips will output 1.It comes with only one megabyte of video RAM.
From Longman Business DictionaryRAMRAM /ræm/ noun [countable, uncountable]computing random access memory; the memory in a computer system that is used to store information for a short time. The more RAM a computer has, the more software can be used on it at the same timePrograms are getting bigger, requiring more RAM.The Marixx DS comes with 64 Megabytes of RAM.
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Verb table
ram
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyram
he, she, itrams
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrammed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rammed
he, she, ithas rammed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rammed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ram
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rammed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ramming
he, she, itis ramming
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you, we, theyare ramming
Past
I, he, she, itwas ramming
you, we, theywere ramming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ramming
he, she, ithas been ramming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ramming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ramming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ramming
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