Even today you can argue that what New York City went through was a virtual bankruptcy and a “cram down” of sacrifices.
That is, faith in not taking faithfully all the silly items of knowledge they try to cram down your throat in school.
Boston is that surfeited with redcoats now that when they cram down more next spring she can but throw them up to keep her health.
After he has got there he proceeds to cram down its throat some very common stuff, till its crop is as full as it can contain.
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)