cramp

  • 1 Cramp — (kr[a^]mp), n. [OE. crampe, craumpe; akin to D. & Sw. kramp, Dan. krampe, G. krampf (whence F. crampe), Icel. krappr strait, narrow, and to E. crimp, crumple; cf. cram. See {Grape}.] 1. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Cramp — Cramp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cramped} (kr[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cramping}.] 1. To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder. [1913 Webster] The mind my be as much cramped by too much knowledge as by… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 cramp — cramp; cramp·er; cramp·ette; cramp·ing·ly; cramp·it; cramp·et; …

    English syllables

  • 4 cramp — ► NOUN 1) painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles. 2) a tool for clamping two objects together. 3) (also cramp iron) a metal bar with bent ends for holding masonry together. ► VERB 1) restrict or inhibit the development of. 2)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 cramp — cramp1 [kramp] n. [ME crampe < OFr, bent, twisted < Frank * kramp; akin to MDu & MLowG krampe: for IE base see CRADLE] 1. a sudden, painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles from chill, strain, etc. 2. partial local paralysis …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Cramp — Cramp, a. [See {Cramp}, n.] Knotty; difficult. [R.] [1913 Webster] Care being taken not to add any of the cramp reasons for this opinion. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Cramp — (Ильназ Тарханов) (Anjunabeats, Conspiracy Recordings, UK; Armada, NL) Казанский музыкант и ди джей, 1/2 проекта Neoblizz и Ultrashockers (релизы на DeepBlue Reords, UK; Flashover Recordings, NL) Треки Ильназа регулярно поддерживаются топовыми ди …

    Википедия

  • 8 cramp — [n] muscle spasm ache, charley horse*, circumscription, confinement, constipation, contraction, convulsion, crick, hindrance, impediment, kink, obstruction, pain, pang, restriction, shooting pain, stiffness, stitch, stricture, twinge; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 cramp — index block, constrict (compress), deter, disadvantage, encumber (hinder), hamper, hinder …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 Cramp & Co. — Not to be confused with William Cramp Sons. Cramp Co. was a building company in Philadelphia. Many of its works are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It worked sometimes in conjunction with architect Henry deCourcy Richards …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 cramp — cramp1 /kramp/, n. 1. Often, cramps. a. a sudden, involuntary, spasmodic contraction of a muscle or group of muscles, esp. of the extremities, sometimes with severe pain. b. a piercing pain in the abdomen. c. an intermittent, painful contraction… …

    Universalium

  • 12 cramp — cramp1 [kræmp] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: crampe, perhaps from Low German krampe; CRAMP2] 1.) [U and C] a severe pain that you get in part of your body when a muscle becomes too tight, making it difficult for you to move that part… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Cramp — For the heraldic device, see Cramp (heraldry). For the band, see The Cramps Cramp ICD 10 R25.2 ICD 9 729.82 DiseasesDB …

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  • 14 cramp — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ agonizing, bad, painful, severe ▪ sudden ▪ She had a sudden painful cramp in her left leg. ▪ leg …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 cramp — n. 1) to get a cramp (esp. AE)/get cramp (BE) 2) writer s cramp 3) (BE) seized with cramp * * * [kræmp] (BE) seized with cramp writer s cramp to get a cramp (esp. AE) /get cramp (BE) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 cramp — I. noun Etymology: Middle English crampe, from Anglo French, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch crampe; akin to Old High German krampf bent Date: 14th century 1. a painful involuntary spasmodic contraction of a muscle 2. a temporary… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 cramp — 1. A painful muscle spasm caused by prolonged tetanic contraction. 2. A localized muscle spasm related to occupational use, qualified according to the occupation of the sufferer; e.g., seamstress s c., writer s c.. [M.E. crampe, fr. O.Fr., fr.… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 cramp — I. n. 1. Spasm, crick, convulsion. 2. (Rare.) Check, restriction, restraint, obstruction. 3. Cramp iron. 4. Cramping machine, boot cramp. II. v. a. 1. Affect with spasms, convulse. 2 …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 cramp — I [[t]kræmp[/t]] n. 1) pat Often, cramps a) pat an involuntary, usu. painful contraction or spasm of a muscle or muscles b) pat a painful contraction of involuntary muscle in the wall of the abdomen, uterus, or other organ 2) writer s cramp 3)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 cramp — {{11}}cramp (n.1) muscle contraction, late 14c., from O.Fr. crampe, from a Frankish word (Cf. O.H.G. krapmhe cramp, spasm, related to kramph bent, crooked ), from a P.Gmc. root forming many words for bent, crooked, including, via French, crampon …

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