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cramp

noun

1 cramp

A painful and involuntary muscular contraction.

synonyms: muscle spasm, spasm.

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more

Dutch: convulsie, kramp, krimping, spasme, spierkramp, stuip, stuiptrekking
Polish: spazm



2 cramp

A clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued.

3 cramp

A strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together.

synonym: cramp iron.

Roget 45: vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction etc. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, ... show more

Dutch: anker, muuranker

verb

1 cramp

Secure with a cramp.

Roget 160: be weak etc. adj.; drop, crumble, give way, totter, tremble, shake, halt, limp, fade, languish, decline, ... show more

Dutch: ankeren

2 cramp

Prevent the progress or free movement of.

synonyms: halter, hamper, strangle.

Roget 706: hinder, impede, filibuster [U.S.], impedite, embarrass.    keep off, stave off, ward off; obviate; avert, antevert; turn aside, draw off, ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more

3 cramp

Affect with or as if with a cramp.

4 cramp

Suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle.


adjective

Roget 193: little; small etc. (in quantity) 32; minute, diminutive, microscopic; microzoal; inconsiderable etc. (unimportant) 643; exiguous, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Jacksonian epilepsy, Rolandic epilepsy, abate, abbreviate, abdominal epilepsy, access, ache, aching, acquired epilepsy, activated epilepsy, acute pain, affect epilepsy, affix, akinetic epilepsy, anchor, angustifoliate, angustirostrate, angustisellate, angustiseptal, annex ... show more.

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