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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRAMMING

Do look at Broadbent cramming his spiritual pabulum into that girl's mouth.

Cramming has been brought throughout Germany to the level of a fine art.

Carefully consider your experience from cramming your lessons.

On the night that Boggs dropped in on them, Jimmy and Pellams were cramming alone.

I think it is low Thus to be stuffing and cramming your maw, Robbing the farmers!

The next minute we are all cramming our handkerchiefs to our faces, and making for the door.

Have I told you that, since the cramming for this last horrid exam.

Now, as the subject was not treated in the work, how could this “cramming” help him?

It began last summer, at the school where I was cramming for college work.

Cramming his cap into his overcoat-pocket and coming to Farncombe.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English crammian "press something into something else," from Proto-Germanic *kram-/*krem- (cf. Old High German krimman "to press, pinch," Old Norse kremja "to squeeze, pinch"), from PIE root *ger- "to gather" (cf. Sanskrit gramah "heap, troop," Old Church Slavonic gramota "heap," Latin gremium "bosom, lap"). Meaning "study intensely for an exam" originally was British student slang first recorded 1803. Related: Crammed; cramming.

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