Definición de cramp en inglés:

cramp

Saltos de línea: cramp
Pronunciación: /kramp
 
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sustantivo

1 [mass noun] Painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain: an attack of cramp [count noun]: he suffered severe cramps in his foot
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  • The runner suffers severe muscle pain and cramp as well as crippling abdominal discomfort.
  • The etiology of nocturnal leg muscle cramps is not clear.
  • For a number of years, quinine sulfate has been widely used for the treatment of nocturnal leg muscle cramps.
Sinónimos
muscle/muscular spasm, muscle/muscular contraction, pang, twinge; crick, kink, stitch, stiffness, pain, shooting pain, ache, convulsion, tic, twitch; Medicineclonus, hyperkinesis
1.1 (cramps) North American Abdominal pain caused by menstruation.
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  • The last normal menstrual period, 7 years earlier, had lasted 6 days and was associated with abdominal cramps and pain.
  • Ibuprofen is helpful for menstrual cramps and pain from inflammation (such as muscle sprains).
  • The same remedies that work for menstrual cramps also lessen the pain of endometriosis.
2A tool, typically shaped like a capital G, for clamping two objects together for gluing or other work.
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  • Clamping dovetails is not easy but I have found that it is possible to glue them up without cramps at all.
2.1 (also cramp-iron) A metal bar with bent ends for holding masonry together: the facade is built of travertine blocks without mortar but held by metal cramps

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1 [with object] Inhibit the development of: tighter rules will cramp economic growth
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  • The racial prejudice against non-Fijians inhibited and cramped the growth and practice of Sikhism.
  • If you get up early enough, you can probably travel at least 300 miles per day but don't cramp yourself with time limits.
  • The problems with the current law have cramped the growth of aquaculture for many years.
Sinónimos
hinder, impede, inhibit, hamper, constrain, hamstring, obstruct, block, thwart, slow, check, arrest, curb, bridle, shackle, encumber, retard, handicap, tie, interfere with; restrict, limit, confine, restrain, set/impose limits on, regulate, control, moderate, cut down on
informal stymie
2 [with object] Fasten with a cramp or cramps: cramp the gates to the posts
3 [no object] Suffer from sudden and painful contractions of a muscle or muscles: in the final game, Chang cramped severely
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  • Her hand had such low muscle tone that it cramped painfully as she tried to control the pencil when she wrote.
  • The first day back, my quadricep muscle was cramping.
  • There are a number of possible reasons for muscles to cramp up.

Origen

late Middle English: from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch krampe; sense 1 of the noun is via Old French crampe.

Frases

cramp someone's style

informal Prevent a person from acting freely or naturally: he’s not putting any pressure on me that would cramp my style
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  • He said it cramps his style of getting really big bucks from Fat Cats.
  • The truth has not cramped their style in the past and is unlikely to do so during the current confirmation hearings.
  • A coalition government and a secular constitution have cramped their style.

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