cram together(redirected from cramming people together)
1. To put two or more things into something, especially in a forceful or haphazard manner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "together." Don't just cram all these things together in the box like that—you'll break something! He crammed together all of the cleaning supplies into a box under the sink.
2. To connect, construct, or assemble something very hastily, carelessly, or forcefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "together." No matter how hard I crammed together the two parts, they wouldn't connect the way they were supposed to. She decided to cram the pieces back together with some super glue and hope for the best.
3. To cause or direct two or more people to be very close together inside of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "together." They crammed about 50 of us together in a cramped conference room with no air conditioning for the two-hour-long meeting. We somehow managed to cram together the entire team onto that tiny bus.
4. To schedule many things to happen within a relatively short period of time. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cram" and "together." They crammed together 20 different musical acts over the course of the festival. I usually don't like cramming so many activities together like that, but I only had two weeks, and I didn't know when I would have the opportunity to visit Japan again.
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