- to prepare (a person), as for an exam, by having them memorize information within a short period of time.
- to acquire knowledge of (a subject) by so preparing oneself.
Origin of cram
OTHER WORDS FROM cramcram·ming·ly, adverbwell-crammed, adjective
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How to use cram in a sentence
Collins said that most of her knowledge is from “here and there,” so there was no need to cram before the tournament.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Families of four and five cram into one-room shares without running water or reliable electricity.The Young Girls Escaping the ISIS War|Chandra Kellison|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Workers cram into company-owned dorms known as “man camps” or in trailers or tents.Montana’s Real-Life Walter White|Michael Daly|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If you cram that many scantily-clad people onto a beach in hot weather, things are likely to get ugly at some point.U.S. Open of Surfing Turns Into Riot|Mark Lukach|July 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Trying to cram that down into 250 words is fun and challenging.William Breathes on Being America’s First Marijuana Critic|Melissa Leon|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is simpler than having to cram and then stand the racket of a competitive examination.
Still he clung to the little thistledown of hope that he should have plenty of time to cram it before the form were called up.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
They cram as much fruit as they possibly can into their cheek pouches to take away and eat afterwards at their leisure.The Animal Story Book|Various
It would indeed be unreasonable to cram into a single genus both superior and inferior things.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
And the speaker subsided into thoughtful silence, and began slowly to cram his pipe.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford