- painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain；abdominal pain caused by menstruation.
- restrict or inhibit the development of；fasten with a cramp or cramps
verb: cramp, 3rd person present: cramps, gerund or present participle: cramping, past tense: cramped, past participle: cramped
noun: cramp, plural noun: cramps
- 1. painful involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles, typically caused by fatigue or strain he suffered severe cramps in his foot
- ▪ North American abdominal pain caused by menstruation.
- 2. a tool, typically shaped like a capital G, for clamping two objects together for gluing or other work.
- ▪ a metal bar with bent ends for holding masonry together the facade is built of travertine blocks without mortar but held by metal cramps
- 1. restrict or inhibit the development of tighter rules will cramp economic growth
- 2. fasten with a cramp or cramps cramp the gates to the posts
- 3. suffer from sudden and painful contractions of a muscle or muscles in the final game, Chang cramped severely