"cramps" in the noun sense
1. spasm, cramp, muscle spasm
a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
3. cramp, cramp iron
a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles used to hold masonry together
"cramps" in the verb sense
secure with a cramp
"cramp the wood"
2. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle
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"
affect with or as if with a cramp
suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
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