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1cramp/ˈkræmp/noun
pluralcramps
1cramp
/ˈkræmp/
noun
pluralcramps
Learner's definition of CRAMP  
: a sudden painful tightening of muscle in a part of the body
[count]US
[noncount]British
— see also writer's cramp
cramps [plural]chiefly US : sharp pains in the stomach and the area near it especially because of menstruation
2cramp/ˈkræmp/verb
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2cramp
/ˈkræmp/
verb
crampscrampedcramping
Learner's definition of CRAMP  
[+ object] : to cause (a part of the body) to feel pain because of tight muscles: to cause a cramp in (your hand, foot, etc.)
   b [no object] : to have a sudden painful tightening of muscles: to experience a cramp or cramps— often + up
[+ object] : to prevent (something) from developing or growing freely
[+ object] : to prevent (someone) from behaving or expressing emotions freely
◊ Someone or something that cramps your style prevents you from behaving the way you want.
— usually used as (be) cramped

— cramping

noun,[noncount]
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