HyperDic: cram

English > 4 senses of the word cram:
VERBcontactcram, jam, jampack, ram, chock up, wadcrowd or pack to capacity
contactcramput something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
cognitioncram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bonestudy intensively, as before an exam
changecramprepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
cram > pronunciation
Soundskrae'm
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > cram: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningcrowd or pack to capacity.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey cram the books into the box
Synonymsjam, jampack, ram, chock up, wad
BroaderstuffCram into a cavity
Similar tocramput something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
Spanishabarrotar, apiñar, apretar, apretujar, embutir, empacar
Catalanabarrotar, apinyar, atapeir, embotir, empacar, entaforar, estrènyer, farcir, ficar, masegar
English > cram: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningput something somewhere so that the space is completely filled.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
ModelThey cram the books into the box
Example"cram books into the suitcase"
NarrowerstuffCram into a cavity
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Similar tojam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wadcrowd or pack to capacity
Spanishatestar
English > cram: 4 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningstudy intensively, as before an exam.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsgrind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone
Broaderstudy, hit the booksLearn by reading books
Similar tocramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
Spanishempollar, estudiar
Nounscrammera textbook designed for cramming
crammera student who crams
English > cram: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Similar tocram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bonestudy intensively, as before an exam
Nounscrammera textbook designed for cramming
crammera special school where students are crammed
crammera teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations

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