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cram in

1. To shove someone or something into something else (which often cannot contain or accommodate it). A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "in." I tried to cram in another jacket, but it just wouldn't fit in my suitcase. Come on, we can cram you in too—make room, kids!
2. By extension, to force one to retain some information, especially large amount over a short space of time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "in." I've been trying to cram this last chapter in for an hour, but my brain is totally fried. Don't just cram in these formulas, or you'll never remember them after the test.
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They were also more likely to cram in courses that required a great deal of writing.
As we predicted, those who typically cram in their studies also reported higher flow scores on the cramming simulation, r(159) = .21,p < .01.
"The opportunities for fruitful research in the host-guest complexation field are boundless,' writes Cram in the December 1986 issue of ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE (International Edition in English).