cramp

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Noun[change]

Singular
cramp

Plural
cramps

  1. (countable) A cramp is a painful contraction of the muscle that cannot be controlled.
    Quick, save him! He is having muscle cramps and is about to drown in the water!

Verb[change]

Plain form
cramp

Third-person singular
cramps

Past tense
cramped

Past participle
cramped

Present participle
cramping

  1. (intransitive) If a muscle cramps, it contracts in a painful way.
    My legs cramped in the middle of my run.
  2. (transitive) If you are cramped by something, you are restricted by it in some way; you are not able to move around or express things.