cramming cramming  /ˈkræ mɪŋ/

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. Although he had left numerous prep schools, he and his mother decided he was ready, with brief cramming, to enroll at Oxford.
  2. But many kids in competitive high schools try to enhance their resumes by cramming their schedules so full of courses that they don't have any study halls at all.
  3. Cramming schools, which are not mentioned in polite academic society, often include brilliant teachers and teaching.

News

  • Fairway's fourth-quarter loss widens on higher expenses

    Fairway Group Holdings Corp. said Thursday that its fiscal fourth-quarter loss widened as its one-time expenses were higher than a year ago. Fairway — which went public in April — is well-known among New York shoppers for offering relatively low prices and cramming its shelves with a wide assortment of groceries. It...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "It was good for me because of the situation I was in last year where I was cramming everything in," said McNair, who drew compliments from Ravens coach Brian Billick for his conditioning and accuracy. "To be here and get the chemistry down...
    on May 17, 2007 By: Steve McNair Source: SI.com

  2. "They did a good job of cramming us," Pennington said.
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Chad Pennington Source: USA Today

  3. "She'd carry these cards with her like she was cramming for a test," Halcro said.
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Andrew Halcro Source: Los Angeles Times

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