- to prepare (a person), as for an examination, by having him or her 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
Other definitions for cram (2 of 2)
How to use cram in a sentence
The pale, baby-faced, red-cheeked rapper is furiously puffing away at a hastily-made blunt crammed with low-grade weed.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The beds were crammed together, and a man in the middle of the room had spots of flesh on his body that obviously were rotting.
The Cubans pulled up to the outpost and crammed the survivors into an open-body jeep and a pickup truck.
Davis jumped over a 4-foot porch wall and ran into a house, where he and others crammed themselves into a linen closet.
The 16-song pop treasure chest comes to a thrilling close with “New Romantics,” a remix-ready stomper crammed with witty lyrics.Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Country’s Prodigal Daughter Creates the Best Pop Album of the Year|Marlow Stern|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, when the car came thundering down, it was crammed to the step; with a melancholy gesture, the driver declined her signal.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The battle ended in a victory for both sides, chapel and theatre alike being crammed.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Youre very kind, Im sure, she said, taking the purse into which Mr. Chumley had crammed the money.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
A full letter, written closely; but he had barely glanced at it when he hastily folded it again, and crammed it into his pocket.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood