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cramp1

cramp1

 
 
pronunciation:
kraemp
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes pl.) a painful and debilitating contraction or spasm of any muscle of the body.
She was forced to drop out of the race when she got a cramp in her thigh.He wrote until his hand was paralyzed with writer's cramp.
similar words:
kink
definition 2: (usu. pl.) severe abdominal pain, such as that caused by intestinal disorders or the uterine contractions occurring during labor and menstruation.
The food poisoning caused cramps and vomiting.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: cramped, cramping, cramps
definition: of muscle tissue, to contract suddenly, involuntarily, and usu. painfully.
As he was running, his calf muscle cramped.
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