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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kram]
    • /kræm/
    • /kræm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kram]
    • /kræm/

Definitions of crams word

  • verb with object crams to fill (something) by force with more than it can easily hold. 1
  • verb with object crams to force or stuff (usually followed by into, down, etc.). 1
  • verb with object crams to fill with or as with an excessive amount of food; overfeed. 1
  • verb with object crams Informal. to prepare (a person), as for an examination, by having him or her memorize information within a short period of time. to acquire knowledge of (a subject) by so preparing oneself. 1
  • verb with object crams Archaic. to tell lies to. 1
  • verb without object crams to eat greedily or to excess. 1

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Origin of crams

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English crammen, Old English crammian to stuff, akin to crimman to put in

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Parts of speech for Crams


crams popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

crams usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for crams

verb crams

  • forces — physical power or strength possessed by a living being: He used all his force in opening the window.
  • loads — anything put in or on something for conveyance or transportation; freight; cargo: The truck carried a load of watermelons.
  • charges — Plural form of charge.
  • chocks — Plural form of chock.
  • chokes — the act or sound of choking.

Top questions with crams

  • what are crams?

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