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Definition 1: a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cramp in the sense of this definition

(cramp is a kind of ...) artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Definition 2: a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued - [noun denoting artifact]

(cramp is a kind of ...) a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

Definition 3: a painful and involuntary muscular contraction - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for cramp in the sense of this definition

(cramp is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of cramp ) painful spasm of the anal sphincter along with an urgent desire to defecate without the significant production of feces; associated with irritable bowel syndrome

(... is a kind of cramp ) a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition

(... is a kind of cramp ) severe spasm in which the back arches and the head bends back and heels flex toward the back

(... is a kind of cramp ) a clonic spasm of a muscle or muscle group

(... is a kind of cramp ) a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)

(... is a kind of cramp ) spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye

(... is a kind of cramp ) muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil

(... is a kind of cramp ) a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise

(... is a kind of cramp ) prolonged spasm of the jaw muscles

Definition 4: suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle - [verb of body]

(cramp is a kind of ...) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

"She suffered a fracture in the accident" "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars" "She got a bruise on her leg" "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

Definition 5: affect with or as if with a cramp - [verb of body]

(cramp is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

Definition 6: prevent the progress or free movement of - [verb of change]

Samples where cramp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for cramp in the sense of this definition

(cramp is a kind of ...) place limits on (extent or amount or access)

"restrict the use of this parking lot" "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Definition 7: secure with a cramp - [verb of contact]

Samples where cramp or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cramp the wood

(cramp is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

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