(noun, verb)


1. a painful and involuntary muscular contraction

Similar word(s): spasm

Definition categories: state, symptom

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

Definition categories: man–made, clamp, clinch

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

Definition categories: man–made, slip, strip


1. secure with a cramp

- cramp the wood

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. prevent the progress or free movement of

Similar word(s): halter, hamper, strangle

Definition categories: change, bound, confine, limit, restrict, throttle, trammel

3. affect with or as if with a cramp

Definition categories: body, affect

4. suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle

Definition categories: body, get, have, suffer, sustain

Sentences with cramp as a verb:

- You're cramping my style.

- You're going to need to cramp the wheels on this hill.

- to cramp boot legs