cram for an/the exam

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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.
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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.
See also: cram, examination
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If a physician is not a highly trained professional with knowledge of scientific principles, cramming for an examination periodically is not going to help.