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Definition of cram verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cram
    he / she / it crams
    past simple crammed
    -ing form cramming
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to push or force someone or something into a small space; to move into a small space with the result that it is full cram somebody/something into/onto something He crammed eight people into his car. cram something in I could never cram in all that she does in a day. cram something + adv./prep. I managed to cram down a few mouthfuls of food. cram something Supporters crammed the streets. cram something full I bought a large basket and crammed it full of presents. cram into/onto something We all managed to cram into his car.
  2. 2[intransitive] cram (for something) to learn a lot of things in a short time, in preparation for an exam He's been cramming for his exams all week.
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