[ kram ]
/ kræm /

verb (used with object), crammed, cram·ming.

verb (used without object), crammed, cram·ming.


Origin of cram

before 1000; Middle English crammen, Old English crammian to stuff, akin to crimman to put in

Related forms

cram·ming·ly, adverbwell-crammed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crammed (1 of 2)


/ (kræm) /

verb crams, cramming or crammed

(tr) to force (people, material, etc) into (a room, container, etc) with more than it can hold; stuff
to eat or cause to eat more than necessary
informal to study or cause to study (facts, etc), esp for an examination, by hastily memorizing


the act or condition of cramming
a crush

Word Origin for cram

Old English crammian; related to Old Norse kremja to press

British Dictionary definitions for crammed (2 of 2)


/ (kræm) /


Steve. born 1960, English middle-distance runner: European 1500 m champion (1981, 1986); world 1500 m champion (1983)
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