- 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
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 this part and starves that other part, consulting not the fitness of the thing, but his fitness and strength.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII|John Lord
We now do every thing so much by rule, that the rule crams the soul out of every thing done.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women|George Sumner Weaver
When he is batting he crams one hand into his pocket between each delivery.
As often as not texts are like bags, and a man crams all his own rubbish into them, and expects you to take them together.Red Pottage|Mary Cholmondeley
If he has any money given him, he spends it all at once, and crams and eats till he can scarcely move.The Bad Family and Other Stories|Mrs. Fenwick