cram

cram [kræm] v past tense and past participle crammed present participle cramming
[: Old English; Origin: crammian]
1.) [T always + adverb/preposition]
to force something into a small space
cram sth into/onto etc sth
Jill crammed her clothes into the bag.
A lot of information has been crammed into this book.
2.) [I always + adverb/preposition]
if a lot of people cram into a place or vehicle, they go into it so it is then full
cram in/into
We all crammed in and Pete started the car.
36,000 spectators crammed into the stadium to see the game.
3.) [T] especially AmE if a lot of people cram a place, they fill it
Thousands of people crammed the mall Sunday.
4.)
to prepare yourself for an examination by learning a lot of information quickly
British Equivalent: swot
She's been cramming hard all week.
cram for
I have to cram for my chemistry test tomorrow.
cram in [cram sth<=>in] [i]phr v
to do a lot of activities in a short period of time
= ↑pack in
We crammed in as much sightseeing as possible during our stay in New York.

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  • CRAM — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Donald J. Cram (1919–2001), US amerikanischer Chemiker George F. Cram (1842–1928), US amerikanischer Offizier, Firmengründer und Verleger George Henry Cram (1838–1872), Brigadegeneral im Sezessionskrieg… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cram — may refer to: Cram (surname), a surname, and list of notable persons having the surname Cram (game show), a TV game show that aired on the Game Show Network Cram (Middle earth), a fictional type of bread in J. R. R. Tolkien s Middle earth… …   Wikipedia

  • cram in — ˌcram ˈin ˌcram ˈinto [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they cram in he/she/it crams in present participle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cram — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Donald J. Cram (1919–2001), US amerikanischer Chemiker George F. Cram (1842–1928), US amerikanischer Offizier, Firmengründer und Verleger George Henry Cram (1838–1872), Brigadegeneral im Sezessionskrieg… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cram — (kr[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crammed} (kr[a^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cramming}.] [AS. crammian to cram; akin to Icel. kremja to squeeze, bruise, Sw. krama to press. Cf. {Cramp}.] 1. To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cram —   [kræm], Donald James, amerikanischer Chemiker, * Chester (Vermont) 22. 4. 1919, ✝Palm Desert (Calif.) 17. 6. 2001; seit 1950 Professor an der University of California in Los Angeles. Seine Forschungen betrafen v. a. die zu Beginn der 60er Jahre …   Universal-Lexikon

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