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Noun: cramp  kramp
  1. A painful and involuntary muscular contraction
    - spasm, muscle spasm
     
  2. A clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
     
  3. A strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
    - cramp iron
Verb: cramp  kramp
  1. Secure with a cramp
    "cramp the wood"
     
  2. Prevent the progress or free movement of
    "He was cramped in his efforts by the bad weather";
    - hamper, halter, strangle
     
  3. Affect with or as if with a cramp
     
  4. Suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle

Derived forms: cramps, cramped, cramping

Type of: affect, bound, clamp, clinch, confine, fasten, fix, get, have, limit, restrain, restrict, secure, slip, strip, suffer, sustain, symptom, throttle, trammel

Encyclopedia: Cramp, Stanley