ralph a. cram


Ralph Adams, 1863–1942, U.S. architect and writer.
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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
4.  the act or condition of cramming
5.  a crush
[Old English crammian; related to Old Norse kremja to press]

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

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Word Origin & History

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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