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Cramp

Pronunciation: krămp
n.1.That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle; a hindrance.
A narrow fortune is a cramp to a great mind.
- L'Estrange.
Crippling his pleasures with the cramp of fear.
- Cowper.
2.(Masonry) A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used to hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.; a cramp iron.
3.(Carp.) A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used for compressing the joints of framework, etc.
4.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.
5.(Med.) A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, as of the leg.
The cramp, divers nights, gripeth him in his legs.
- Sir T. More.
6.(Med.) A paralysis of certain muscles due to excessive use; as, writer's cramp; milker's cramp, etc.
Cramp bone
the patella of a sheep; - formerly used as a charm for the cramp.
Cramp ring
a ring formerly supposed to have virtue in averting or curing cramp, as having been consecrated by one of the kings of England on Good Friday.
- Halliwell.
v. t.1.To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder.
[imp. & p. p. Cramped (krămt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Cramping.]
2.To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.
3.to bind together; to unite.
4.To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.
5.To afflict with cramp.
To cramp the wheels of wagon
to turn the front wheels out of line with the hind wheels, so that one of them shall be against the body of the wagon.
a.1.Knotty; difficult.
Noun1.cramp - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
Synonyms: muscle spasm, spasm
2.cramp - a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
3.cramp - a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
Synonyms: cramp iron
Verb1.cramp - secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood"
2.cramp - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
Synonyms: hamper, halter, strangle
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