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cramp



cramp [cramp cramps cramped cramping] noun, verb BrE [kræmp] NAmE [kræmp]
noun
1. uncountable, countable (NAmE also ˈcharley horse)a sudden pain that you get when the muscles in a particular part of your body contract, usually caused by cold or too much exercise: (BrE)to get cramp in your leg
• (NAmE)to get a cramp in your leg
see also writer's cramp
2. crampsplural severe pain in the stomach

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch krampe; sense 1 of the noun is via Old French crampe.

Example Bank:
I was beginning to get cramp in my leg.
I was suddenly seized by an attack of cramp.
She had a sudden painful cramp in her left leg.
Idiom:cramp somebody's style
 
verb ~ sth
to prevent the development or progress of sb/sth
Syn: restrict
Tighter trade restrictions might cramp economic growth.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
late Middle English: from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch krampe; sense 1 of the noun is via Old French crampe.
 
See also:charley horse

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