Cram

Definition of Cram

Pronunciation: krăm
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Crammed (krămd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cramming.]
Their storehouses crammed with grain.
- Shak.
He will cram his brass down our throats.
- Swift.
2.To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
Children would be freer from disease if they were not crammed so much as they are by fond mothers.
- Locke.
Cram us with praise, and make us
As fat as tame things.
- Shak.
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.
v. i.1.To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff.
Gluttony . . . .
Crams, and blasphemes his feeder.
- Milton.
2.To make crude preparation for a special occasion, as an examination, by a hasty and extensive course of memorizing or study.
n.1.The act of cramming.
2.Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination.
3.(Weaving) A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.

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