Cram
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]


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  • CRAM — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Donald J. Cram (1919–2001), US amerikanischer Chemiker George F. Cram (1842–1928), US amerikanischer Offizier, Firmengründer und Verleger George Henry Cram (1838–1872), Brigadegeneral im Sezessionskrieg… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cram — may refer to: Cram (surname), a surname, and list of notable persons having the surname Cram (game show), a TV game show that aired on the Game Show Network Cram (Middle earth), a fictional type of bread in J. R. R. Tolkien s Middle earth… …   Wikipedia

  • Cram — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Donald J. Cram (1919–2001), US amerikanischer Chemiker George F. Cram (1842–1928), US amerikanischer Offizier, Firmengründer und Verleger George Henry Cram (1838–1872), Brigadegeneral im Sezessionskrieg… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cram — [kræm] v past tense and past participle crammed present participle cramming [: Old English; Origin: crammian] 1.) [T always + adverb/preposition] to force something into a small space cram sth into/onto etc sth ▪ Jill crammed her clothes into the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Cram — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres   Sigles de trois lettres …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cram — [ kræm ] verb * 1. ) transitive to put people or things into a space that is too small: cram something into/in/under something: The sacks of rice were crammed under a huge table. Guards cram 40 prisoners into cells designed for 12. cram something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cram —   [kræm], Donald James, amerikanischer Chemiker, * Chester (Vermont) 22. 4. 1919, ✝Palm Desert (Calif.) 17. 6. 2001; seit 1950 Professor an der University of California in Los Angeles. Seine Forschungen betrafen v. a. die zu Beginn der 60er Jahre …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Cram — Cram, n. 1. The act of cramming. [1913 Webster] 2. Information hastily memorized; as, a cram from an examination. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 3. (Weaving) A warp having more than two threads passing through each dent or split of the reed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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