well-crammed

cram

[kram]
verb (used with object), crammed, cramming.
1.
to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold.
2.
to force or stuff (usually followed by into, down, etc.).
3.
to fill with or as with an excessive amount of food; overfeed.
4.
Informal.
a.
to prepare (a person), as for an examination, by having him or her memorize information within a short period of time.
b.
to acquire knowledge of (a subject) by so preparing oneself.
5.
Archaic. to tell lies to.
verb (used without object), crammed, cramming.
6.
to eat greedily or to excess.
7.
to study for an examination by memorizing facts at the last minute.
8.
to press or force accommodation in a room, vehicle, etc., beyond normal or comfortable capacity; crowd; jam: The whole team crammed into the bus.
noun
9.
Informal. the act of cramming for an examination.
10.
a crammed state.
11.
a dense crowd; throng.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English crammen, Old English crammian to stuff, akin to crimman to put in

crammingly, adverb
well-crammed, adjective


1. crowd, pack, squeeze, compress, overcrowd. 3. glut. 6. gorge.
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cram (kræm)
 
vb , crams, cramming, crammed
1.  (tr) to force (people, material, etc) into (a room, container, etc) with more than it can hold; stuff
2.  to eat or cause to eat more than necessary
3.  informal to study or cause to study (facts, etc), esp for an examination, by hastily memorizing
 
n
4.  the act or condition of cramming
5.  a crush
 
[Old English crammian; related to Old Norse kremja to press]

Cram (kræm)
 
n
Steve. born 1960, English middle-distance runner: European 1500 m champion (1981, 1986); world 1500 m champion (1983)

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cram
O.E. crammian "press something into something else," from P.Gmc. base *kram-/*krem-. Meaning "study intensely for an exam" is British student slang first recorded 1803.
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