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
Examples from the Web for 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.
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|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What was once one of 505 uninhabited islands in the region quickly became a bustling, crammed metropolis.
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|Nick Willard|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After dinner, we crammed into the family room for home movies.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This started the lad, who was crammed with his news, which he hurriedly made known.The Lost Middy|George Manville Fenn
For a second, no change in the expression of the ape-men, no movement in their crammed ranks, was visible.
To-day, too, his reception-room is crammed to suffocation by gentlemen who seek an audience of his Highness.'Midst the Wild Carpathians|Mr Jkai
They went down into a rather large kitchen, crammed full of wicker-work garden-chairs and flower-stands.813|Maurice Leblanc
He snatched up the fragments of my meal, and crammed them into my hands, bidding me follow.Curious, if True|Elizabeth Gaskell
British Dictionary definitions for crammed (1 of 2)
verb crams, cramming or crammed
Word Origin for cram
British Dictionary definitions for crammed (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for crammed
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.