Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cramp

3 senses of cramp

Sense 1
spasm, cramp, muscle spasm -- (a painful and involuntary muscular contraction)
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 2
cramp -- (a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued)
       => clamp, clinch -- (a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together)

Sense 3
cramp, cramp iron -- (a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together)
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb cramp

4 senses of cramp

Sense 1
cramp -- (secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 2
hamper, halter, cramp, strangle -- (prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries")
       => restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")

Sense 3
cramp -- (affect with or as if with a cramp)
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

Sense 4
cramp -- (suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle)
       => suffer, sustain, have, get -- (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle")

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