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English noun: cramp

1. cramp (state) a painful and involuntary muscular contraction


Synonymsmuscle spasm, spasm


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)blepharospasm, charley horse, charley-horse, crick, graphospasm, kink, myoclonus, opisthotonos, rick, tenesmus, trismus, twitch, twitching, vellication, wrick, writer's cramp

2. cramp (artifact) a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued


Broader (hypernym)clamp, clinch

3. cramp (artifact) a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together


Synonymscramp iron


Broader (hypernym)slip, strip


English verb: cramp

1. cramp (contact) secure with a cramp


SamplesCramp the wood.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

2. cramp (change) prevent the progress or free movement of


SamplesHe was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather.
The imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries.


Synonymshalter, hamper, strangle


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, throttle, trammel

3. cramp (body) affect with or as if with a cramp


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect

4. cramp (body) suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)get, have, suffer, sustain









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