Synonyms of 'cramp'
in the sense of confine
to restrict the free movement of
She had largely confined her activities to the world of big business.
in the sense of constrain
to limit, restrict, or inhibit
I was constrained by family commitments.
in the sense of convulsion
a violent muscular spasm
He fell to the floor in the grip of an epileptic convulsion.
in the sense of crick
a painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck or back
I've got a crick in my neck from looking up at the screen.
in the sense of encumber
to hinder or impede
fishermen encumbered with bulky clothing and boots
in the sense of hamper
to make it difficult for (someone or something) to move or progress
I was hampered by a lack of information.
in the sense of hamstring
to make it difficult for someone to take any action
He could hamstring a conservative-led coalition.
in the sense of handicap
to make it difficult for (someone) to do something
Greater levels of stress may seriously handicap some students.
in the sense of hinder
to get in the way of (someone or something)
Landslides are continuing to hinder the arrival of relief supplies.
in the sense of impede
to block or make progress or action difficult
Fallen rocks are impeding the progress of rescue workers.
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Thesaurus for cramp from the Collins English Thesaurus