Associations to the word «Cramp»


CRAMP, noun. A painful contraction of a muscle which cannot be controlled.
CRAMP, noun. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
CRAMP, noun. A clamp for carpentry or masonry.
CRAMP, noun. A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape.
CRAMP, verb. (intransitive) (of a muscle) To contract painfully and uncontrollably.
CRAMP, verb. (transitive) To prohibit movement or expression.
CRAMP, verb. (transitive) To restrain to a specific physical position, as if with a cramp.
CRAMP, verb. To fasten or hold with, or as if with, a cramp.
CRAMP, verb. (by extension) To bind together; to unite.
CRAMP, verb. To form on a cramp.
CRAMP BONE, noun. The patella of a sheep, formerly used as a charm against cramp.
CRAMP IRON, noun. An iron bar, bent at right angles at each end, used to hold masonry together
CRAMP IRON, noun. An arrangement of iron wedges inserted into a cavity to lift heavy stones; a lewis
CRAMP RING, noun. (now historical) A ring worn to prevent cramp, epilepsy and associated diseases, especially one specifically blessed by an English monarch before the Reformation.
CRAMP RINGS, noun. Plural of cramp ring
CRAMP SOMEONE'S STYLE, verb. (idiomatic) to restrict someone's free action or expression

Dictionary definition

CRAMP, noun. A painful and involuntary muscular contraction.
CRAMP, noun. A clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued.
CRAMP, noun. A strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together.
CRAMP, verb. Secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood".
CRAMP, verb. Prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries".
CRAMP, verb. Affect with or as if with a cramp.
CRAMP, verb. Suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle.

Wise words

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