Definition of 'cramp'
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Better signs of calcium deficiency are muscle twitching and cramps. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to be careful as you can get cramp. The Sun (2016)She must get face cramp from smiling so much. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He experienced stomach cramps on the morning of the day he was taken to hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many sufferers have no symptoms at all until they get painful cramps in the calf muscles. The Sun (2008)Then that my trainers were making my feet spread, resulting in painful cramps. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Stop exercising if you suffer bleeding, sudden cramps or chest pains and see your doctor. The Sun (2013)Long before it occurred, he began to experience painful cramps and rigidity of the upper abdomen. Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)Stop exercising if you suffer bleeding, sudden cramps or chest pains and see your doctor right away. The Sun (2012)I suffered a few cramps last year but so do all players. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is bound to cause neck ache, either from whiplash or by making you so tense your neck muscles cramp up. The Sun (2008)He gets headaches, stomach cramps, and palpitations. The Sun (2007)Everyone knows about calf cramps, but these muscle spasms can cause trouble elsewhere - such as your hand. The Sun (2012)Effects These only occur when excessively large quantities are consumed and can include nausea, flatulence and abdominal cramps. E For Additives (1987)Some liken them to intense period cramps, others say they are far, far more painful than that. The Sun (2009)I got writer 's cramp and didn't catch it. Christianity Today (2000)He would sometimes suffer from writer 's cramp, which he would treat with a bucket of ice or bag of frozen peas on his wrist. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'cramp'
British English: cramp NOUN
Cramp is a sudden strong pain caused by a muscle suddenly contracting. You sometimes get cramp in a muscle after you have been making a physical effort over a long period of time.
He was complaining of cramp in his calf muscles.
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