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cram for (something)

To study for a test shortly before it is to happen. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for that exam at the last minute.
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cram into (something)

To shove something into something else (which often cannot contain or accommodate it). A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "into." I tried to cram a jacket into my suitcase, but it just wouldn't fit. We were thrilled to reach our destination after being crammed into a tiny car with each other for hours.
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cram with (someone or something)

To fill something with more than it can reasonably hold or accommodate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "with." Because this room is just totally crammed with people, we're moving everyone into the auditorium. I had crammed my suitcase with so much stuff that I couldn't get it to close.
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cram for an examination

 and cram for a test
Fig. to study very hard for an exam. I have to go cram fora test now. If you would study during the school term, you would not have to cram.
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cram someone or something into something

 and cram someone or something in
to stuff or crush someone or something into something. Can you really cram seven kids into that car? He crammed in his clothes and closed the drawer.
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cram someone or something with someone or something

to fill someone or something by stuffing with someone or something. You won't be happy till you cram all of us with cake and ice cream. He crammed his drawer with his socks.
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in. to study hard at the last minute for a test. If you would study all the time, you wouldn’t need to cram.
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Dr Cram should not presume to be correct because he has a PhD in something.
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Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942) was the Great Goth who designed some of the canonical US buildings of the 1890s and early decades of the twentieth century, including the campus of Rice University, the exquisite little chapel for the Crowley Fathers in Boston and most of the Anglican Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in New York (taken over and much altered after the death of G.
George and Laura take their respective seats but Bill and Hillary cram into a toilet together and close the door.
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