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cramp2

cramp2

 
pronunciation:
kraemp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device for holding or clamping buildings materials together, consisting of a bar with fixed or adjustable arms at each end.
definition 2: something that restrains or prevents freedom of function.
similar words:
clog, trammel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cramped, cramping, cramps
definition 1: to restrict the freedom of by closely confining.
The school's strict regulations cramped his social life.
similar words:
bind, pinch
definition 2: to hold (various parts) in place with a cramp.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: confined or tightly restricted.
definition 2: illegible, as handwriting that is tightly compressed.
Word Builder: cramp +
  • cramped:
    having little space in which to move.