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cramp

noun (1)

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(Entry 1 of 3)

a painful sudden tightening of a muscle
  • I was suddenly awakened by a cramp in my leg

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cramp

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cramp

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Synonyms & Antonyms of cramp (Entry 3 of 3)

to create difficulty for the work or activity of
  • having to constantly entertain guests at the summer cottage was really cramping my writing efforts

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The first known use of cramp was in the 14th century

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“Cramp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cramp. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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