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Synonyms for cramp

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cramp

    bind, narrow, restrict, confine, clog, hamper, fetter, cripple

    free, liberate, loose, relieve, extricate, enlarge, widen, expand, ease, unfetter

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spasm, cramp, muscle spasmnoun

    a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

    spasm, muscle spasm, cramp iron

  2. crampnoun

    a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued

    spasm, muscle spasm, cramp iron

  3. cramp, cramp ironverb

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

    spasm, muscle spasm, cramp iron

  4. crampverb

    secure with a cramp

    "cramp the wood"

    strangle, hamper, halter

  5. hamper, halter, cramp, strangleverb

    prevent the progress or free movement of

    "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

    halter, smother, suffocate, choke, gag, stifle, hamper, strangle, throttle, repress, handicap, hinder, strangulate, muffle

  6. crampverb

    affect with or as if with a cramp

    strangle, hamper, halter

  7. crampverb

    suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle

    strangle, hamper, halter

Editors Contribution

  1. muscle pain

    Submitted by anonymous on December 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crampnoun

    spasm, crick, convulsion

  2. crampnoun

    [Rare.] check, restriction, restraint, obstruction

  3. crampnoun


  4. crampverb

    affect with spasms

  5. crampverb

    restrain, obstruct, hinder, check, confine

  6. crampverb

    fasten with a cramp

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crampverb

    restrain, confine, hinder, restrict, obstruct

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  1. Terry Francona:

    The last thing we want to do is let somebody take a big swing and it’s more than a cramp.

  2. Søren Kierkegaard, Journal, july 6., 1838:

    Fixed ideas are like a cramp in the foot - the best remedy against it is to tread on it.

  3. The Orchard -RRB- Young:

    After a terrible flight, I had what I thought was a bad back cramp, he’s like, ‘Get on the ground. I know how to handle cramps. Don’t worry.’ He puts his knuckle on my ribs, and all of a sudden, whatever pain I had moved over to the other side of my body. So then he goes, ‘Let’s go to the hospital.’ It ends up being a blood clot. So Bob Saget saved my life. But he almost nearly killed me by sending it to the other side of my lung when he put his knuckle in it.

  4. Micah Herndon:

    I feel like if I am not running, then I am doing something wrong with my life, if I get a heat cramp while running or my feet hurt or I am getting exhausted, I just keep saying their names out loud to Micah Herndon. They went through much worse, so I run for them and their families.

  5. Zhu Keming:

    I asked him,' How are you doing ? Can Zhu Keming still run ?' His speed was pretty slow, and he was rubbing his legs with his hands. He said he couldn't run anymore because of muscle cramp, so I said,' Come warm up in the cave'.

Translations for cramp

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  • спазъм, преча, схващам се, скоба, схващане, хващам със скоба, спъвам, парализирам, закопчалкаBulgarian
  • křečCzech
  • Krampf, krampfen, KlammerGerman
  • μέγγενηGreek
  • kramfoEsperanto
  • sargento, acalambrarse, inmovilizar, calambreSpanish
  • vetää suonta, kramppi, lihaskramppi, kouristus, lukita, puristin, rajoittaa, kouristaa, suonenveto, krampataFinnish
  • crampeFrench
  • görcsöl, görcs, gátol, bénítHungarian
  • kuiki, kaurapa, hakoko, uauawhitiMāori
  • mengejang, kejanganMalay
  • krampeNorwegian
  • krampDutch
  • krampeNorwegian Nynorsk
  • krampeNorwegian
  • cãibraPortuguese
  • зажим, судорога, сводить, фиксировать, ограничивать, стеснять, спазмRussian
  • ukočiti, grčiti se, grč, spazamSerbo-Croatian
  • kŕčSlovak
  • krampSwedish

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