Pronunciation Verb

cram (crams, present participle cramming; past and past participle crammed)

  1. (transitive) To press#Verb|press, force#Verb|force, or drive#Verb|drive, particularly in fill#Verb|filling, or in thrust#Verb|thrusting one thing into another; to stuff#Verb|stuff; to fill#Verb|fill to superfluity#Noun|superfluity.
    to cram fruit into a basket; to cram a room with people
  2. (transitive) To fill with food to satiety#Noun|satiety; to stuff.
    The boy crammed himself with cake
  3. (transitive) To put hastily#Adverb|hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination.
    A pupil is crammed by his tutor.
  4. (intransitive) To study#Verb|study hard; to swot#Verb|swot.
  5. (intransitive) To eat#Verb|eat greedily#Adverb|greedily, and to satiety; to stuff oneself.
  6. (intransitive, dated, British slang) To lie; to intentionally not tell the truth.
  7. (transitive, dated, British slang) To make (a person) believe false or exaggerated tales.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: bachoter
  • Russian: зубри́ть
Translations Translations Noun


  1. The act of cramming (forcing or stuffing something).
  2. Information hastily memorized.
    a cram from an examination
  3. (weaving) A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed.
  4. (dated, British slang) A lie; a falsehood.
  5. (uncountable) A mathematical board game in which players take turns placing dominoes horizontally or vertically until no more can be placed, the loser being the player who cannot continue.
  6. A small friendship book with limited space for people to enter their information.
    • 2017, Mark Duffett, Fan Identities and Practices in Context: Dedicated to Music (page 194)
      Regular friendship books had a variety of variations, such as slams, crams, and decos.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: decoreba
  • Russian: зубрёжка

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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