crammed crammed  /ˈkræmd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) crowd or pack to capacity
  2. (v) put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
  3. (v) study intensively, as before an exam
  4. (v) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

Usage(s):

  1. The people who crammed the decks on makeshift cots and slept three or four to a bed were scheduled to be in the capital by morning, and the air was filled with anticipation.
  2. One wrong step and your vacation could be ruined by a seedy hotel room, an overpriced restaurant or an overnight flight crammed in the middle seat.
  3. Comics have espoused many causes; the strips have been crammed with all kinds of propaganda.

News

  1. Booming population, rising seas threaten future of tiny island nation

    Some 50,000 people, about half of Kiribati's total population, are already crammed onto a sand and coral strip measuring 6 square miles.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. MANCHESTER: District library opens summer reading program

    The 70 children who crammed cross-legged between the shelves of the juvenile section of the Manchester District Library on Friday, June 7, stared in stupefaction at the zigzagging yo-yos of Dr. Zeemo.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Manchester Enterprise

  3. Chamber of commerce welcomes Johnson

    Crammed into a meeting room at Riverside Golf Club Thursday afternoon were the "builders of the community," said Cindy Johnson, the newly appointed president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

Quotes

  1. "When we look around us and see the number of our compatriots still living in squalor, attending under-equipped schools, crammed like sardines into unsafe minibus taxis, we wonder when the fruit of democracy will reach the tables of all of our...
    on Feb 11, 2010 By: Desmond Tutu Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "It's so crammed at the top," Slocum said. "Calc proved today you can shoot a low number, although I didn't think anyone could shoot that low. Wow."
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Heath Slocum Source: USA Today

  3. "The Hobbits, two films, start shooting in New Zealand in July. Filming will take over a year," McKellen wrote on his website. "Casting in Los Angeles, New York City and London has started. The script too proceeds. The first draft is crammed...
    on Mar 18, 2010 By: Ian McKellen Source: Toronto Star

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