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cramp [ˈkræmp]

1 cramp noun
  • a sudden painful tightening of muscle in a part of the body (US) (Brit)
  • sharp pains in the stomach and the area near it especially because of menstruation

2 cramp verb
  • to cause (a part of the body) to feel pain because of tight muscles : to cause a cramp in (your hand, foot, etc.)
  • to have a sudden painful tightening of muscles : to experience a cramp or cramps —often + up
  • to prevent (something) from developing or growing freely