Synonyms of cram
1 stuffDictionary • She pulled off her school hat and crammed it into a wastebasket.
stuff • His trousers were stuffed inside the tops of his boots.
jam • He jammed his hands into his pockets.
ram • He rammed the key into the lock and kicked the front door open.
shove • He shoved a cloth into my hand.
compress • Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
compact • The soil settles and is compacted by the winter rain.
2 packDictionary • She crammed her mouth with nuts.
pack • All her possessions were packed into the back of her car.
fill • Thousands of people filled the streets.
stuff • wallets stuffed with dollars
3 squeezeDictionary • We crammed into my car and set off.
squeeze • Somehow they managed to squeeze into the tight space.
press • The grapes are hand-picked and pressed.
crowd • A group of journalists were crowded into a minibus.
crush • Their vehicle was crushed by an army tank.
fill to overflowing
4 studyDictionary • She was cramming hard for her exam.
study • The rehearsals make it difficult for her to study for her law exams.
revise • I have to revise maths tonight.
swot (informal) • They swotted for their A levels.
bone up (informal)
mug up (slang)
overeat • Many women tend to overeat when depressed.
gorge • I could spend all day gorging on chocolate.
glut • The pond was glutted with fish.
guzzle • She had been guzzling gin and tonics all evening.
satiate • There is enough fruit to satiate several children.
pig out (slang)
put or pack away
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compactTo compact something means to press it so that it becomes more solid.
• The soil settles and is compacted by the winter rain.
compressWhen you compress something or when it compresses, it is pressed or squeezed so that it takes up less space.
• Poor posture can compress the body's organs.
crowdIf people crowd into a place or are crowded into a place, large numbers of them enter it so that it becomes very full.
• A group of journalists were crowded into a minibus. • Hundreds of people crowded into the building.
Thesaurus for cram from the Collins English Thesaurus
to force (people, material, etc) into (a room, container, etc) with more than it can hold; stuff