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.
Words nearby cram
Origin of cram
OTHER WORDS FROM cramcram·ming·ly, adverbwell-crammed, adjective
Examples from the Web for crams
A frustrated and untalented artist, Bary crams way too many words in a single sentence for a single line.
Sutherland cuts and crams facts and opinions into his tight confines.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature|Malcolm Forbes|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He crams into his bag indiscriminately the last vaudeville, the last sermon of the Archbishop, and the last essay of the Academy.
I have no doubt the man stuffs and crams himself at her cost.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
Well while a Reading Machine is running there is no time to think, it crams in data at full speed and evaluation has to wait.The Lost Kafoozalum|Pauline Ashwell
The student who "crams" for an examination makes no permanent addition "Cramming" and "Willing" to his knowledge.The Trained Memory|Warren Hilton
He crams this part, and starves that other part, consulting not the fitness of the thing, but his fitness and strength.English Critical Essays|Various