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cramp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cramp

  1. a painful sudden tightening of a muscle <I was suddenly awakened by a cramp in my leg> Synonyms charley horse, crick, kink, spasm Related Words contraction, jerk, pang, stitch, twinge, twitch




cramp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cramp




cramp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cramp

  1. to create difficulty for the work or activity of <having to constantly entertain guests at the summer cottage was really cramping my writing efforts> Synonyms clog, hamper, embarrass, encumber, fetter, handcuff, handicap, hinder, hobble, hog-tie, hold back, hold up, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, short-circuit, stymie, tie up, trammelRelated Words balk, check, constrain, curb, rein, restrain; bind, chain, halter, leash, tether, tie; arrest, brake, delay, retain, retard; barricade, block, blockade, roadblock; bog (down), mire; choke, smother, stifle, strangle, suffocate; baffle, foil, frustrate, stump, thwart; derail, disrupt, sabotage; muzzle, repress, suppress; confine, hedge (in), hem (in)Near Antonyms clear, make way, open, unclog, unplug, unstop; free, liberate, release, untie; loosen, smooth; encourage, further, promoteAntonyms aid, assist, facilitate, help




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