Cram 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 thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people. [1913 Webster]

Their storehouses crammed with grain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He will cram his brass down our throats. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To fill with food to satiety; to stuff. [1913 Webster]

Children would be freer from disease if they were not crammed so much as they are by fond mothers. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Cram us with praise, and make us As fat as tame things. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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