He died on the “reading day” in Blacksburg, when students had a day off before exams to cram in some final hours of study.
Collins said that most of her knowledge is from “here and there,” so there was no need to cram before the tournament.
Families of four and five cram into one-room shares without running water or reliable electricity.
Old English crammian "press something into something else," from Proto-Germanic *kram-/*krem- (cf. Old High German krimman "to press, pinch," Old Norse kremja "to squeeze, pinch"), from PIE root *ger- "to gather" (cf. Sanskrit gramah "heap, troop," Old Church Slavonic gramota "heap," Latin gremium "bosom, lap"). Meaning "study intensely for an exam" originally was British student slang first recorded 1803. Related: Crammed; cramming.
: a cram session/ cram book
A very diligent student; grind (1900s+)
To study intensively for an upcoming examination (1803+ British students)