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  Definition of cramp
  1. a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
  2. a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
  3. a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  4. prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
  5. secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood"
Similar Words: cramp iron, spasm, muscle spasm, hamper, halter, strangle

 

Hyponyms: charley horse, charley-horse, writer's cramp, graphospasm, blepharospasm, crick, rick, wrick, myoclonus, opisthotonos, twitch, twitching, vellication, tenesmus, trismus

 

Derivational Morphology: shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, cramp iron

 

 
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