- a sudden, involuntary, spasmodic contraction of a muscle or group of muscles, especially of the extremities, sometimes with severe pain.
- a piercing pain in the abdomen.
- an intermittent, painful contraction of structures of a wall containing involuntary muscle, as in biliary colic or in the uterine contractions of menstruation or of labor.
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OTHER WORDS FROM crampcramp·ing·ly, adverb
How to use cramp in a sentence
This setup worked well for our family of three but would be cramped with four, as one of the kids would have to sleep down below with the parents.Sprinter vs. Teardrop Trailer: What's Best for Camping?|Will Taylor|November 28, 2020|Outside Online
Of course, you don’t want something that is going to weigh you down or make your neck cramp up and that is pretty easy to avoid.
Then there’s the headaches, cramps, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation.How The Contraceptive Pill Could Help Female Athletes Stay Cool|LGBTQ-Editor|November 21, 2020|No Straight News
The keyboard itself is a full-sized input device, so it’s ready to handle actual work tasks without cramping your fingers together into a small space.The $70 Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer crammed into a keyboard|Stan Horaczek|November 4, 2020|Popular-Science
He also needs two different medications for Type 2 diabetes, including insulin at $300 a bottle, a blood pressure drug and a muscle relaxer to relieve leg cramps.A $200 debit card won’t put a dent in seniors’ drug costs|lbelanger225|October 30, 2020|Fortune
The cramping muscle should be carefully stretched and massaged to relieve pain.
Pay attention to signs from your body—if you feel slight cramping or light-headedness, take a break.
After cramping up, James likely received immediate access to world-class medical attention.
From a medical perspective, the exact cause of muscle cramping remains poorly understood.
They expected about 15 people, but blamed Friday-night traffic in the sprawling city for cramping the size.At Bars Nationwide, Conservatives Raise a Glass to Andrew Breitbart|Ben Jacobs, Laura Isensee|March 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But they have tied their credit system in the bonds of narrow banking laws and their trade in those of a cramping tariff.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
In others the cramping may be the first symptom, the others following it.
For the cramping, Cuprum and Veratrum are the remedies to be given alternately.
A malevolent literary device for cramping the growth of a language and making it hard and inelastic.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
One allows oneself to be nervous, and to be angry, and to be bound by conventions that are useless and cramping.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson