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Plural for a sudden and brief spell of an activity or sensation
“The man burst into a quick spasm of crude laughter and then quickly fell silent.”
Plural for a sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement
“Muscle cramping is a painful, involuntary muscle spasm that regularly frustrates athletes.”
Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
Make small, quick movements
Intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change
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