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Another word for cramp

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Noun
  1. Something that limits or restricts

    See also:

    limited

  2. A violent, excruciating seizure of pain

      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:
      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
      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
      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
    See also:

    pain

Verb
  1. To check the freedom and spontaneity of

      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).
      1. To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
      2. To hold in; limit; restrict
      3. To become constricted.
      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:

Another word for cramp

Noun
  1. A painful muscle contraction

      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
      1. A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
      2. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
      3. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
      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.
      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.
    See also:

    pain

  2. An obstruction

    See also:

    impediment

Verb
  1. To restrain

      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
      1. To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
      2. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
      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:
      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:
  2. *To fasten

      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.
      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
      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
    See also:

    fasten