Writing for such a long time may cramp your hand.
His leg was cramping so badly he could hardly move it.
The new regulations may cramp the company's financial growth.
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My body wasn’t used to the cramps and the drastic hormonal differences.—Paige Stables, Allure, 16 Nov. 2023 Hotel pillows can be unpredictable, so save yourself the neck cramps by bringing your own.—Jackie Cucco, Travel + Leisure, 10 Nov. 2023 Currie said that hotness lasts for three hours, and leads to stomach cramps that stay for another four.—Tori Latham, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2023 At one time, quinine was sold over the counter for cramps.—Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2023 On top of this – doing the right exercises during particular menstrual cycle phases can ease period cramps and improve overall well-being.—Dominique Fluker, Essence, 29 Aug. 2023 Appetite loss may result from other side effects like cramps.
7.—Leah Rocketto, Health, 2 Nov. 2023 While annoying or even painful, these cramps are usually not dangerous for you or your baby and tend to come and go quickly.—Parents Editors, Parents, 17 Oct. 2023 There are several forms of inflammatory bowel diseases that can impact different parts of the digestive system in various ways, but some common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, rectal bleeding, weight loss and mild to intense abdominal pain or cramps after eating.—Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Oct. 2023
One thing to remember: Dragon fruit is high in fiber, which can lead to gas, bloating, or cramping if eaten in too large quantities.—Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Oct. 2023 That’s a step too far for most tenets cramped in Trump’s new small-tent GOP.—Matt Laslo, WIRED, 13 Oct. 2023 The shaft is on the traditional side with its 12-inch, calf-grazing length, but its 2.5-inch heel makes for the perfect fashion shoe without cramping your arches due to an uncomfortable height.—Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 9 Oct. 2023 She’s been hit with hot flashes and cold spells, headaches, and cramping, which is tough to train through.—Christine Yu, SELF, 4 Oct. 2023 Electrolytes such as calcium and salt are essential for maintaining proper muscle function and preventing cramping during exercise.—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 As the game wore on, both defense and midfield units tightened up and several players on each side battled cramping.—Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 12 Sep. 2023 Postpartum infections Some postpartum cramping could be a sign of infection.—Devan McGuinness, Parents, 3 Sep. 2023 Aboard cramped private trawlers, the monitors record the health of fish and of the sea.—Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 27 Sep. 2023
Ohtani prematurely departed from an early August start because of a finger cramp.—Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 But staying proved a choice costly to his 4-year-old son, Maksym, who was struck by shrapnel and now has nerve problems that cause his legs to cramp.—Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Oct. 2023 Amid criticism over the Angels’ handling of Ohtani’s health, general manager Perry Minasian told reporters Aug. 26 that the team offered to conduct imaging after Ohtani experienced a finger cramp earlier in the month, but the two-way star declined.—Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 Minasian suggested the Angels were proactive, offering to do imaging exams after Ohtani reported a finger cramp on Aug. 3.—Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 On a night when Aledo’s defense was bypassed for 434 yards while he was largely hindered by a cramp, linebacker Davhon Keys found a way to leave his imprint on both sides of the ball.—Greg McKenna, Dallas News, 2 Sep. 2023 Minasian suggested the Angels were proactive, offering to do imaging exams after Ohtani reported a finger cramp on Aug. 3 against the Seattle Mariners.—Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 5 Sep. 2023 Jansen finishes despite cramp Cora and a member of the training staff checked on Kenley Jansen during the ninth inning.—Julian McWilliams, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2023 All that led the Food and Drug Administration to ban its use in over-the-counter cramp remedies in 1994.—Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon, oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English crampe, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch crampe; akin to Old High German krampf bent