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cramming


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Their  storehouses  crammed  with  grain.  --Shak. 
 
  He  will  cram  his  brass  down  our  throats.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  fill  with  food  to  satiety;  to  stuff. 
 
  Children  would  be  freer  from  disease  if  they  were 
  not  crammed  so  much  as  they  are  by  fond  mothers. 
  --Locke. 
 
  Cram  us  with  praise,  and  make  us  As  fat  as  tame 
  things  --Shak. 
 
  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. 




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