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cramp

División en sílabas: cramp
Pronunciación: /kramp
 
/

Definición de cramp en inglés:

sustantivo

1A painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain: he suffered severe cramps in his foot
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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, pain, shooting pain, pang, stitch;
Medicine hyperkinesis
1.1 (cramps) North American Abdominal pain caused by menstruation.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

verbo

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1 [with object] Restrict or inhibit the development of: tighter rules will cramp economic growth
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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, interfere with, restrict, limit, shackle;
slow down, check, arrest, curb, retard
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.
Example sentences
  • 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

1
informal Prevent a person from acting freely or naturally.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with cramp

amp, camp, champ, clamp, damp, encamp, gamp, lamp, ramp, samp, scamp, stamp, tamp, tramp, vamp

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