HyperDic: cramp

English > 7 senses of the word cramp:
NOUNstatecramp, spasm, muscle spasma painful and involuntary muscular contraction
artifactcrampa clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
artifactcramp, cramp irona strip of metal with ends bent at right angles
VERBcontactcrampsecure with a cramp
changecramp, hamper, halter, strangleprevent the progress or free movement of
bodycrampaffect with or as if with a cramp
bodycrampsuffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
cramp > pronunciation
Soundskrae'mp
Rhymesamp / AMP ... vamp: 17 rhymes with aemp...
English > cramp: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA painful and involuntary muscular contraction.
Synonymsspasm, muscle spasm
Narrowerblepharospasmspasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
charley horse, charley-horseA muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
crick, kink, rick, wrickA painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back ('rick' and 'wrick' are British)
myoclonusA clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group
opisthotonossevere spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back
tenesmusPainful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces
trismusprolonged spasm of the jaw muscles
twitch, twitching, vellicationA sudden muscle spasm
writer's cramp, graphospasmmuscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishcalambrazo, calambre, espasmo muscular, espasmo, punzada
Catalanespasme, rampa
English > cramp: 7 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued.
Broaderclamp, clinchA device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
Spanishgrapa
Verbscrampsecure with a cramp
English > cramp: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together.
Synonymcramp iron
Broaderstrip, slipartifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Spanishgrapa
Catalangrapa
Verbscrampsecure with a cramp
English > cramp: 7 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSecure with a cramp.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"cramp the wood"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishgrapar
Nounscrampa strip of metal with ends bent at right angles
crampa clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
English > cramp: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningprevent the progress or free movement of.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymshamper, halter, strangle
Broaderrestrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttleplace limits on (extent or access)
Spanishacalambrar, dificultar, estrangular, obstaculizar
Catalandificultar, obstaculitzar
English > cramp: 7 senses > verb 3, body
MeaningAffect with or as if with a cramp.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Broaderaffectact physically on
English > cramp: 7 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningSuffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadersuffer, sustain, have, getUndergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

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