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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/the exam

To study for a test shortly before it is to happen. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for the exam at the last minute.
See also: cram, exam

cram for a/the test

To study for a test shortly before it is to happen. You might have gotten a higher grade if you didn't cram for the test at the last minute.
See also: cram, test

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.
See also: cram, examination

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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Cram was in court after admitting carrying excess passengers in his car on August 13 last year.
FORMER champion athlete Steve Cram was yesterday banned from driving for six months under the totting up procedure.
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You tell her you'll do it, grab the Times, reach for the Atlas, and start to cram.
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