verb (used with object), crammed, cram·ming.
- 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.
verb (used without object), crammed, cram·ming.
Origin of cram
Synonyms for cram
Related Words for crammedload, wedge, shove, crowd, ram, stuff, squeeze, pack, overcrowd, force, choke, thrust, guzzle, overeat, compact, slop, crush, charge, jam, satiate
Examples from the Web for crammed
Contemporary Examples of crammed
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.Putin’s Health Care Disaster
November 30, 2014
The Cubans pulled up to the outpost and crammed the survivors into an open-body jeep and a pickup truck.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis
November 23, 2014
What was once one of 505 uninhabited islands in the region quickly became a bustling, crammed metropolis.Japan's James Bond Villain Ghost Town
August 7, 2014
More than 40 of us crammed into each darkened bay lined with bunk beds.How I’ll End the War: The Trip Over to Afghanistan
April 23, 2014
After dinner, we crammed into the family room for home movies.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
Historical Examples of crammed
I crammed your science into the story because it's good advertising.The Bacillus of Beauty
The place is crammed, it appears; they have never had so many people before.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
She crammed the rose carelessly into her hair and dropped on the nearest sofa.The Education of Eric Lane
Hinduism is crammed with incarnations; this presented no difficulty.Things as They Are
"You have the friar to thank for it," said he, in a muffled voice, for his mouth was crammed with pasty.Love-at-Arms
verb crams, cramming or crammed
Word Origin for cram
Old English crammian "press something into something else," from Proto-Germanic *kram-/*krem- (cf. Old High German krimman "to press, pinch," Old Norse kremja "to squeeze, pinch"), from PIE root *ger- "to gather" (cf. Sanskrit gramah "heap, troop," Old Church Slavonic gramota "heap," Latin gremium "bosom, lap"). Meaning "study intensely for an exam" originally was British student slang first recorded 1803. Related: Crammed; cramming.