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Noun
Painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain
“In most cases, the cramp occurs as a result of repetitive exercise.”
Noun
Something that makes movement or progress difficult
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“… an antismoking ordinance that was seen as just another cramp on business by bar owners.”
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The act of constricting, the state of being constricted, or something that constricts
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Severe pains that grip the abdomen or the disease that causes such pains (due to intestinal or bowel-related problems)
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The action of confining or state of being confined
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Inhibit the development of
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“If you get up early enough, you can probably travel at least 300 miles per day but don't cramp yourself with time limits.”
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To be detrimental to
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(of an action or event) To prevent from happening
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(of a shoe) To hurt (a foot) by being too tight
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To become or make less wide
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Stop working
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To reduce in extent or quantity
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To cause sudden intense pain in the bowels
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Hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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To draw tight
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Twist or strain (one's neck or back), causing painful stiffness
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To disturb mentally or emotionally
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Adjective
(of a space) Restricted in area or volume
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