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On each floor the rooms are crammed with young artists wearing headphones and drawing on screens. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These little shops are a feast for the eyes and crammed full of unusual delights. The Sun (2016)The manager is already crammed behind his reception desk. Hyland, Paul Indian Balm - Travels in the Southern Subcontinent (1994)The second explanation is that she needed time to cram for the exam. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The streets were crammed with people walking on hot coals or lying on nails. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two more were crammed together and crudely hidden. The Sun (2009)There were two stalls in particular that were crammed full of goodies. The Sun (2008)The room is so crammed that people are all along the back and spilling into the hallway. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Learning by rote and cramming for exams is no reflection of life after education. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Perhaps with football crammed in the space between reproductive genes. The Sun (2009)Passengers face being packed in as tight as four people crammed in a phone box. The Sun (2016)They are housed in homes where three or four families live crammed together. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The frame is crammed full of layers of chaos. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But up to one in four students are said to use it when cramming for exams. The Sun (2016)Already the town was crammed full of people and animals. Kerr, Katharine A Time of War (1993)These animals are bred for their fur and kept crammed together in tiny cages. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is cram full of essential information for the careful shopper. Hanssen, Maurice & Marsden, Jill E For Additives (1987)The rooms are crammed with people. Christianity Today (2000)The 350 or so fans crammed into a sweaty club adored it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The historical collection that once filled about 20 rooms is now crammed into barely two. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thousands of fans crammed into an auditorium to sing Happy Birthday. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This space, crammed with knowledge and utterly idiosyncratic, is the real mirror to him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This space could also be crammed with wall-to-wall cupboards, reducing the need for kitchen storage in the main room to a minimum. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I also try to cram as many details of buildings as I can into my work. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'cram'

British English: cram /kræm/ VERB
If you cram things or people into a place, or if they cram it, there are so many of them in it at one time that it is completely full.
She crammed the books into the bookcase.
We crammed into my car, and set off.
  • American English: cram
  • Arabic: يَحْشو
  • Brazilian Portuguese: encher
  • Chinese: 填满
  • Croatian: natrpati
  • Czech: natěsnat (se)
  • Danish: proppe
  • Dutch: volproppen
  • European Spanish: atiborrar
  • Finnish: ahtautua
  • French: s’entasser
  • German: vollstopfen
  • Greek: στριμώχνομαι
  • Italian: ammassare
  • Japanese: 詰め込む
  • Korean: 과식하다
  • Norwegian: proppe
  • Polish: tłoczyć się
  • European Portuguese: encher
  • Romanian: a îngrămădi
  • Russian: впихивать
  • Spanish: embutir
  • Swedish: proppa full
  • Thai: ยัด อัดเต็ม
  • Turkish: tıka basa doldurmak
  • Ukrainian: набивати
  • Vietnamese: ních đầy

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