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  • nounmuscle spasm
  • verbhinder, restrain

synonyms for cramp

  • ache
  • constipation
  • contraction
  • convulsion
  • pain
  • stiffness
  • twinge
  • circumscription
  • confinement
  • crick
  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • kink
  • obstruction
  • pang
  • restriction
  • stitch
  • stricture
  • charley horse
  • shooting pain
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  • comfort
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How to use cramp in a sentence

The residents of Çatalhöyük appear to have copied the cramped passages of natural caves.
AN ANCIENT SITE WITH HUMAN SKULLS ON DISPLAY - ISSUE 89: THE DARK SIDEJO MARCHANTSEPTEMBER 2, 2020NAUTILUS
Schwellnus himself warned that muscle cramps are a complex phenomenon with many different contributing factors, so we shouldn’t expect a simple solution.
THE ENDURING MYSTERY OF MUSCLE CRAMPSALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
What we’re left with is a search for factors we can control that might influence cramp risk.
THE ENDURING MYSTERY OF MUSCLE CRAMPSALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Instead, a rival theory blaming cramps on “altered neuromuscular control” first proposed in the 1990s by Martin Schwellnus, a sports physician at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has been gaining support.
THE ENDURING MYSTERY OF MUSCLE CRAMPSALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Any discussion of muscle cramps needs to start by revisiting retired baseball infielder Munenori Kawasaki’s detailed explanation of how he avoided a repeat of the cramp that had hobbled him the previous day.
THE ENDURING MYSTERY OF MUSCLE CRAMPSALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
This punctures the idea that cramps are a punishment for bad pacing.
THE ENDURING MYSTERY OF MUSCLE CRAMPSALEX HUTCHINSONSEPTEMBER 1, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Madame Ratignolle begged Robert to accompany her to the house; she complained of cramp in her limbs and stiffness of the joints.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Jack nodded with a strange, twisted little smile, as if he were suffering from cramp in the legs.
WITH EDGED TOOLSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
“Ah, my dear, you careless young people make jokes of things that would fret us old ones to fiddle-strings,” reproved Mrs. Cramp.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
The darkness and chill began to tell upon me, and an agonising cramp contracted my legs.
YORKSHIRE ODDITIES, INCIDENTS AND STRANGE EVENTSS. BARING-GOULD
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WORDS RELATED TO CRAMP

  • baffle
  • bar
  • beat
  • check
  • circumvent
  • counteract
  • cramp
  • cramp one's style
  • dash
  • defeat
  • disappoint
  • disconcert
  • foil
  • forestall
  • frustrate
  • hinder
  • obstruct
  • prevent
  • ruin
  • stall
  • stop
  • throw a curve
  • throw monkey wrench in
  • upset the apple cart
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