cram

cram
[[t]kræm[/t]]
v. crammed, cram•ming, n.
1) to fill by force with more than it can easily hold
2) to force or stuff (usu. fol. by into, down, etc.)
3) to fill with or as if with an excessive amount of food; overfeed
4) inf to prepare (a person, class, etc.) for an examination within a short period of time
5) to eat greedily
6) to study for an examination by memorizing facts at the last minute
7) cvb to crowd; jam:
A mob crammed into the hall[/ex]
8) inf the act of cramming for an examination
9) a crammed state; crush
Etymology: bef. 1000; MEcrammen, OE crammian to stuff, c. ON kremja cram′mer, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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