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English verb: cram

1. cram (contact) crowd or pack to capacity


SamplesThe theater was jampacked.


ExamplesThey cram the books into the box


Synonymschock up, jam, jampack, ram, wad


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)stuff


Verb groupcram

2. cram (contact) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled


SamplesCram books into the suitcase.


ExamplesThey cram the books into the box


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)stuff


Verb groupchock up, cram, jam, jampack, ram, wad

3. cram (cognition) study intensively, as before an exam


SamplesI had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam.


Synonymsbone, bone up, drum, get up, grind away, mug up, swot, swot up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)hit the books, study


Verb groupcram

4. cram (change) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up


Verb groupbone, bone up, cram, drum, get up, grind away, mug up, swot, swot up









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