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cram (plural crams)

  1. The act of cramming.
  2. Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination.
  3. A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.



cram (third-person singular simple present crams, present participle cramming, simple past and past participle crammed)

  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.
  2. To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
  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.
  4. Study hard, swot.
  5. To eat greedily, and to satiety; to stuff.
  6. To make crude preparation for a special occasion, as an examination, by a hasty and extensive course of memorizing or study.


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