Cramp - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
- a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
- prevent the progress or free movement of (syn: halter, hamper, strangle)
- affect with or as if with a cramp
- suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
Writing for such a long time may cramp your hand.
His leg was cramping so badly he could hardly move it.
The new regulations may cramp the company's financial growth.
Several players were suffering from cramp.
One of the swimmers got cramp and had to drop out of the race.
Stricter anti-pollution laws may cramp economic growth.
He cramped in the last 200 metres of the race.
Sitting still for so long had cramped her muscles.
present participle: cramping
past tense: cramped
past participle: cramped