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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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Members crammed that one through even though the city attorney said it's unconstitutional and the Ethics Commission and neighborhood councils never got to look at it.
They also indicated that they crammed more often by necessity than by choice, t(160) = 2.
Our final series of analyses involved a comparison of those students who reported typically cramming by choice with those who typically crammed by necessity.
They just have lots of books crammed in,'' he said last week.
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This not only is an inconvenience to the crammed customers, but also makes it difficult for other customers to quickly reach Pacific Bell business offices for other inquiries.
The accident was the second deadly crash in Southern California in recent weeks involving vehicles crammed with people near the border.
There is enough data crammed inside the LS-120's bronze-and-black casing to overflow 80 of the ubiquitous old-style floppy disks.