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I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.
Jeremy Clarkson

Meaning of "cramp" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRAMP

From Old French crampe, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German krampho.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRAMP

cramp  [kræmp] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRAMP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cramp is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cramp in English.

WHAT DOES CRAMP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cramp

Cramp

A cramp is a sudden, severe, and involuntary muscle contraction or over-shortening; while generally temporary and non-damaging, they can cause mild-to-excruciating pain, and a paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle. Onset is usually sudden, and it resolves on its own over a period of several seconds, minutes, or hours. There are two major categories of cramps: causes of skeletal muscle cramps include muscle fatigue, and/or a lack of electrolytes; cramps of smooth muscle tissue may be due to menstruation or gastroenteritis.

Definition of cramp in the English dictionary

The first definition of cramp in the dictionary is a painful involuntary contraction of a muscle, typically caused by overexertion, heat, or chill. Other definition of cramp is temporary partial paralysis of a muscle group. Cramp is also severe abdominal pain.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CRAMP

PRESENT

Present
I cramp
you cramp
he/she/it cramps
we cramp
you cramp
they cramp
Present continuous
I am cramping
you are cramping
he/she/it is cramping
we are cramping
you are cramping
they are cramping
Present perfect
I have cramped
you have cramped
he/she/it has cramped
we have cramped
you have cramped
they have cramped
Present perfect continuous
I have been cramping
you have been cramping
he/she/it has been cramping
we have been cramping
you have been cramping
they have been cramping
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cramped
you cramped
he/she/it cramped
we cramped
you cramped
they cramped
Past continuous
I was cramping
you were cramping
he/she/it was cramping
we were cramping
you were cramping
they were cramping
Past perfect
I had cramped
you had cramped
he/she/it had cramped
we had cramped
you had cramped
they had cramped
Past perfect continuous
I had been cramping
you had been cramping
he/she/it had been cramping
we had been cramping
you had been cramping
they had been cramping
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cramp
you will cramp
he/she/it will cramp
we will cramp
you will cramp
they will cramp
Future continuous
I will be cramping
you will be cramping
he/she/it will be cramping
we will be cramping
you will be cramping
they will be cramping
Future perfect
I will have cramped
you will have cramped
he/she/it will have cramped
we will have cramped
you will have cramped
they will have cramped
Future perfect continuous
I will have been cramping
you will have been cramping
he/she/it will have been cramping
we will have been cramping
you will have been cramping
they will have been cramping
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cramp
you would cramp
he/she/it would cramp
we would cramp
you would cramp
they would cramp
Conditional continuous
I would be cramping
you would be cramping
he/she/it would be cramping
we would be cramping
you would be cramping
they would be cramping
Conditional perfect
I would have cramp
you would have cramp
he/she/it would have cramp
we would have cramp
you would have cramp
they would have cramp
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been cramping
you would have been cramping
he/she/it would have been cramping
we would have been cramping
you would have been cramping
they would have been cramping
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cramp
we let´s cramp
you cramp
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cramp
Past participle
cramped
Present Participle
cramping
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRAMP


amp
æmp
camp
kæmp
champ
tʃæmp
clamp
klæmp
damp
dæmp
gramp
ɡræmp
headlamp
ˈhɛdlæmp
lamp
læmp
minicamp
ˈmɪnɪˌkæmp
preamp
priːˈæmp
ramp
ræmp
revamp
riːˈvæmp
rubber-stamp
ˈrʌbə stæmp
samp
sæmp
stamp
stæmp
tamp
tæmp
tramp
træmp
vamp
væmp
verkramp
fəˈkræmp

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRAMP

cramboclink
crame
crammable
crammed
crammer
cramming
cramoisie
cramoisy
cramp ball
cramp iron
cramp someone´s style
crampbark
cramped
cramper
crampet
crampfish
crampon
crampon technique
cramponning
crampy

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRAMP

aides-de-camp
base camp
boot camp
entrance ramp
exit ramp
floor lamp
G-cramp
hydraulic ramp
loading ramp
off-ramp
on-ramp
refugee camp
rubber stamp
speed ramp
summer camp
swamp
table lamp
time-stamp
training camp
writer´s cramp

Synonyms and antonyms of cramp in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CRAMP»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cramp» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cramp

Translation of «cramp» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRAMP

Find out the translation of cramp to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cramp from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cramp» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

抽筋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calambre
570 millions of speakers

English

cramp
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऐंठन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تشنج
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

судорога
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cãibra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খিল ধরান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crampe
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kejang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Krampf
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

けいれん
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cramp
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kẹp lại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுளுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चुरसणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kramp
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crampo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kurcze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

судома
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

crampe
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κράμπα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kramp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kramp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

krampe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cramp

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAMP»

The term «cramp» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.566 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRAMP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cramp

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5 QUOTES WITH «CRAMP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cramp.
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Steven Brust
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulder blades will cramp his style.
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Jeremy Clarkson
I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.
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Kathryn Prescott
My parents were always pretty free with me. They were of the school of thought that if you really cramp down on someone and tell them not to do all these things, it's gonna become like forbidden fruit.
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Sophie Swetchine
The chains which cramp us most are those which weigh on us least.
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John Millington Synge
Lord, confound this surly sister, blight her brow with blotch and blister, cramp her larynx, lung and liver, in her guts a galling give her.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRAMP»

Discover the use of cramp in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cramp and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Somnambulism and cramp
already began to feel drowsy, and as soon as the cramp was cured she found great difficulty in remaining awake. This sleepiness was the effect of my nemetic treatment, and it commenced before cramp, brought on by other influences, had ...
Karl Reichenbach (Freiherr von), John Shertzer Hittell, 1860
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UFOs and Anti-Gravity: Piece for a Jig-Saw
The classic on flying saucer propulsion and suppressed technology behind UFO phenomena by a trained scientist.
Leonard G. Cramp, 1997
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Cosmic Matrix: Piece for a Jig-Saw
Examines the UFO phenomena, anti-gravity effects, and aeronautics
Leonard G. Cramp, 1998
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Don't Cramp My Style: Stories About "That" Time of the Month
A host of talented authors write with poignant inspiration and feisty humor about "female troubles"-- covering everything from tampon troubles, to pregnancy scares, to boyfriends coping with PMS.
Lisa Rowe Fraustino, 2004
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Somnambulism and Cramp
1860 a rare book of magnetism, odic force, and magnets.
Baron Von Reichenbach, 1996
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The A.T. Factor: Piece for a Jigsaw III
In this work the author points out that any preview of future events can logically be regarded as a form of time travel and this may occur in a vast cosmic matrix system in which all things have their shared existence.
Leonard G. Cramp, 2001
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Wearmouth and Jarrow monastic sites
The Venerable Bede, and the twin monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow, Northumbria - an inseparable name and place.
Rosemary Cramp, Gladys Bettess, F. Bettess, 2006
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Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Dystonia
10. Writer's. cramp,. limb. dystonia,. and. other. task-specific. dystonias. Jörg Müller and Werner Poewe Table 10.1 Classification of writer's cramp Classification by clinical pattern. INTRODUCTION The dystonias have been classified by a ...
Thomas T. Warner, Susan B. Bressman, 2007
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Somnambulism and Cramp
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Baron Reichenbach, 2010
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The Art and Science of Handwriting
Writer's. Cramp: A. Case. Study. This paper was presented at the Fifth Conference of the International Grapho- nomics Society, in Arizona in 1991. It was not considered for publication in the volume of papers from that conference because it ...
Rosemary Sassoon, 1993

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRAMP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cramp is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brian Henson's R-rated puppet murder movie is once again in the …
... will rear up again, like a bad memory or a puppeteer-crippling hand cramp, or if The Happytime Murders are finally ready to get solved. «A.V. Club DC, Jul 15»
2
Asik Signing Is A Head Scratcher
Anthony Davis should be the prototype of a modern center. Instead, the Pelicans have elected to cramp their spacing and shoehorn Davis into ... «Today's Fastbreak, Jul 15»
3
Summer Tips for Oily Skin: Your Ultimate Guide
Whether it's seasonal or just how your complexion rolls, oily skin can seriously cramp your beauty style. And in summer, when the line between ... «StyleCaster, Jul 15»
4
Clemson OT Isaiah Battle attracts 25 teams to pro day workout
He performed 12 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, but had this exercise cut short because of a cramp in his arm. Battle has an 85 ... «NFL.com, Jul 15»
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Osborne's Sunday trading policy is an anti-family plan
Fewer restrictions on Sunday trading will further cramp family life. A parent at work can't talk to his or her partner at home (assuming he has ... «Conservative Home, Jul 15»
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People are Poor Communicators When it Comes to Pain During Sex
It might be fleeting–from a lack of lubrication, an unexpected muscle cramp, some chafing or pinched skin, or it could be the result of a more ... «Gizmodo UK, Jul 15»
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Experts stress safety as swimmers take to water
It could be as simple as a leg cramp.” Phillips said parents should keep an eye on their children at all times in the water, even if the children are ... «Sanford Herald, Jul 15»
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Nickelodeon's New Show 'Shimmer & Shine' Arriving in August
Shimmer is voiced by Eva Bella who voiced young Elsa in Disney's Frozen and Shine is voiced by Isabella Crovetti-Cramp who has appeared ... «M Magazine, Jul 15»
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13 Ways to Wear the Summer Staple Every Woman Needs
And while you may worry that wearing one shade all Summer could cramp your style, we've got proof that there's more than one way to rock an ... «POPSUGAR, Jul 15»
10
The Ashes: The top 5 greatest test matches
Australia were at lunch with just 20 needed but after a period off the field due to cramp, England's leading wicket taker returned to seal the win ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cramp [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cramp>. Sep 2019 ».
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