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Definition 1: prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam - [verb of change]

(cram is a kind of ...) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

(cram has a similar meaning as ...) study intensively, as before an exam

"I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"

Definition 2: study intensively, as before an exam - [verb of cognition]

Samples where cram or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam

Synonyms for cram in the sense of this definition

(cram is a kind of ...) learn by reading books

"He is studying geology in his room" "I have an exam next week; I must hit the books now"

(cram has a similar meaning as ...) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

Definition 3: crowd or pack to capacity - [verb of contact]

Samples where cram or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the theater was jampacked

Synonyms for cram in the sense of this definition

(cram is a kind of ...) cram into a cavity

"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

(cram has a similar meaning as ...) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled

"cram books into the suitcase"

Definition 4: put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled - [verb of contact]

Samples where cram or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cram books into the suitcase

(cram is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of cram ) cram into a cavity

"The child stuffed candy into his pockets"

(cram has a similar meaning as ...) crowd or pack to capacity

"the theater was jampacked"

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