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  Words related to cramp

Related / Similar Words: cramp iron, spasm, muscle spasm, hamper, halter, strangle

 

Definition:
  • a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together;
  • a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued;
  • a painful and involuntary muscular contraction;
  • 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 countries";
  • secure with a cramp; "cramp the wood";

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    Hyponyms: charley horse, charley-horse, writer's cramp, graphospasm, blepharospasm, crick, rick, wrick, myoclonus, opisthotonos, twitch, twitching, vellication, tenesmus, trismus

     

    Derivational Morphology: shackle, bond, hamper, trammel, trammels, cramp iron

     

     
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