cramp

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cramp
  • noun
    Painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain. (an attack of cramp)
    A tool, typically shaped like a capital G, for clamping two objects together for gluing or other work. (Clamping dovetails is not easy but I have found that it is possible to glue them up without cramps at all.)
    verb
    Inhibit the development of. (tighter rules will cramp economic growth)
    Fasten with a cramp or cramps. (cramp the gates to the posts)
    Suffer from sudden and painful contractions of a muscle or muscles. (in the final game, Chang cramped severely)

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