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A sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a series of relatively brief contractions alternating with relaxations
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  1. A sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a series of relatively brief contractions alternating with relaxations
  2. Any sudden, violent, temporary activity, feeling, etc.
  3. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
(Appalachian) Alternative form of creek.
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  1. (Appalachian) Alternative form of creek.
  2. A painful muscular cramp or spasm of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, making it difficult to move the part affected. (Compare catch.)
  3. A painful cramp or muscle spasm, as in the back or neck.
A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
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  1. A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
  2. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
  3. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
A cramp or stiffness in a muscle, especially of the upper leg, caused by injury or excessive exertion.
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  1. A cramp or stiffness in a muscle, especially of the upper leg, caused by injury or excessive exertion.
  2. (Informal) A cramp or soreness in a muscle, specif. of the thigh, caused by strain
Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
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  1. Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
  2. (Law) A lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage
  3. (Law) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.
The condition of being hindered.
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  1. The condition of being hindered.
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. The act of hindering:
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
  3. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
To keep or confine within physical limits:
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  1. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  2. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  3. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
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  1. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
  2. To keep within bounds; restrict:
  3. To restrict in movement:
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
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  1. To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
  2. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
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  1. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  2. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To grip firmly in or with the hand; grasp.
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  1. To grip firmly in or with the hand; grasp.
  2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  3. To fasten with or as with a clasp
To put in effect forcefully; impose
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  1. To put in effect forcefully; impose
  2. To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.
  3. To grip, fasten, or brace with or as with a clamp
To get and hold the attention of
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  1. To get and hold the attention of
  2. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
  3. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
A limitation or restriction
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  1. A limitation or restriction
  2. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  3. A circumscribed space or area
(Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
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  1. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  2. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
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  1. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  2. A market dealing in stocks and bonds not listed on the stock exchange
  3. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
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  1. Something that restrains, blocks, or suppresses.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
  1. Legal limit
  2. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
  3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. A shortcoming or defect:
  3. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
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  1. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
  2. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
  3. (Countable) something that restrains, ties, fastens or secures
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
(Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
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  1. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
  2. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
  3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
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  1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
  2. Something that restricts activity, expression, or progress; a restraint.
  3. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
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  1. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
  2. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
  3. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
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  1. To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
  2. To hold in; limit; restrict
  3. To become constricted.
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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  1. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  2. (--- Chemistry) To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction).
  3. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
A sudden outburst of emotion or action:
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  1. A sudden outburst of emotion or action:
  2. A sudden outburst as of laughter, rage, or sneezing; fit; spasm
  3. A sudden attack, or intensification of the symptoms, of a disease, usually recurring periodically
A period of photographing, filming, or recording electronically, esp. away from the studio
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  1. A period of photographing, filming, or recording electronically, esp. away from the studio
  2. Action or motion like that of something shot, as of water from a hose
  3. A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined
A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
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  1. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
  2. Any sudden, violent, temporary activity, feeling, etc.
  3. A sudden, convulsive, involuntary muscular contraction: a tonic spasm is persistent and sustained, and a clonic spasm is one of a series of relatively brief contractions alternating with relaxations
A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow.
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  1. A tool for splitting wood into shingles; a frow.
  2. A severe pang or spasm of pain, as in childbirth.
  3. A condition of extreme difficulty or trouble:
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