Found 3 items, similar to Cramp.
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n 1: a painful and involuntary muscular contraction [syn: spasm
2: a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are
3: a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to
hold masonry together [syn: cramp iron
v 1: secure with a cramp; “cramp the wood”
2: prevent the progress or free movement of; “He was hampered
in his efforts by the bad weather”
; “the imperilist nation
wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small
English → English
(kr[a^]mp), n. [OE. crampe, craumpe; akin to D. &
Sw. kramp, Dan. krampe, G. krampf (whence F. crampe), Icel.
krappr strait, narrow, and to E. crimp, crumple; cf. cram.
1. That which confines or contracts; a restraint; a shackle;
A narrow fortune is a cramp to a great mind.
Crippling his pleasures with the cramp of fear.
2. (Masonry) A device, usually of iron bent at the ends, used
to hold together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.; a cramp
3. (Carp.) A rectangular frame, with a tightening screw, used
for compressing the joints of framework, etc.
4. A piece of wood having a curve corresponding to that of
the upper part of the instep, on which the upper leather
of a boot is stretched to give it the requisite shape.
5. (Med.) A spasmodic and painful involuntary contraction of
a muscle or muscles, as of the leg.
The cramp, divers nights, gripeth him in his legs.
--Sir T. More.
6. (Med.) A paralysis of certain muscles due to excessive
use; as, writer's cramp; milker's cramp, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
, the patella of a sheep; -- formerly used as a
charm for the cramp. --Halliwell. “He could turn cramp
bones into chess men.”
, a ring formerly supposed to have virtue in
averting or curing cramp, as having been consecrated by
one of the kings of England on Good Friday.
, a. [See Cramp
Knotty; difficult. [R.]
Care being taken not to add any of the cramp reasons
for this opinion. --Coleridge.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cramped
(kr[a^]mt; 215); p.
pr. & vb. n. Cramping
1. To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and
contract; to hinder.
The mind my be as much cramped by too much knowledge
as by ignorance. --Layard.
2. To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.
3. Hence, to bind together; to unite.
The . . . fabric of universal justic is well cramped
and bolted together in all its parts. --Burke.
4. To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.
5. To afflict with cramp.
When the gout cramps my joints. --Ford.
To cramp the wheels of wagon
, to turn the front wheels out
of line with the hind wheels, so that one of them shall be
against the body of the wagon.