cramp

  1. a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  2. a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
  3. a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together

Cramp

A cramp is a sudden, severe, and involuntary muscle contraction or over-shortening; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause mild-to-excruciating pain, and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle(s). Onset is usually sudden, and it resolves on its own over a period of several seconds, minutes, or hours. There are two m...
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Cramp

Sustained contraction of a muscle.
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Cramp

• (v. t.) to bind together; to unite. • (v. t.) To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp. • (n.) A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used for compressing the joints of framework, etc. • (n.) 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 ...
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cramp

(kramp) a painful spasmodic muscular contraction. heat cramp spasm accompanied by pain, weak pulse, and dilated pupils; seen in workers in intense heat. recumbency cramps cramping in the muscles of the lower limbs and feet occurring while resting or during ...
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cramp

1. A painful muscle spasm caused by prolonged tetanic contraction. ... 2. A localised muscle spasm related to occupational use, qualified according to the occupation of the sufferer; e.g., seamstress's cramp, writer's cramp. ... Origin: M.E. Crampe, fr. O. Fr., fr. Germanic ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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cramp

cramp iron noun a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
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Cramp

Cramp (krămp) noun [ Middle English crampe , craumpe ; akin to D. & Swedish kramp , Danish krampe , German krampf (whence French crampe ), Icelandic krappr strait, narrow, and to English crimp , crumple ; confer cram . See ...
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Cramp

Cramp adjective [ See Cramp , noun ] Knotty; difficult. [ R.] « Care being taken not to add any of the cramp reasons for this opinion. Coleridge. »
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Cramp

Cramp noun (Medicine) A paralysis of certain muscles due to excessive use; as, writer's cramp ; milker's cramp , etc.
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Cramp

Cramp transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Cramped (kr...mt; 215); present participle & verbal noun Cramping .] 1. To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder. « The mind my be as m...
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Cramp

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Cramp

A cramp is a metal bar with both ends bent over at right angles. It is used in masonry for firmly connecting adjacent blocks of stone, each end of the cramp being let into a stone and secured with cement or lead.
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cramp

A sharp pain that occurs when a muscle suddenly contracts (tightens up). Cramps commonly occur in the abdomen and legs.
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Cramp

A tool for squeezing two or more pieces of material together.
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Cramp

Cramp is a severe spasm of certain muscles, usually of a limb, but often of the chest or abdomen.
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Cramp

Cramp is Black American slang for an unpleasant, unpopular woman.
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cramp

cramp, painful uncontrollable contraction of a muscle or group of muscles. The type that results from cold, strain, or disturbance of circulation (as experienced by swimmers) is eased by massage and the application of heat. Cramp in the abdominal or skeletal muscles brought on by hard physical exert...
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cramp

painful, involuntary, and sustained contraction of muscle, most common in the limbs but also affecting certain internal organs. Examples of cramping ... [2 related articles]
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cramp

portable tool or press with a movable part which can be screwed up so as to hold things together; esp. one used by joiners and others for pressing together two pieces of wood, etc. which are being joined.
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cramp

Type: Term Pronunciation: kramp Definitions: 1. A painful muscle spasm caused by prolonged tetanic contraction. 2. A localized muscle spasm related to occupational use, classified according to the occupation of the sufferer; seamstress's cramp, writer's cramp.
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cramp

[n] - a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued 2. [n] - a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles 3. [v] - secure with a cramp
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