Definition of 'spasm'
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These release natural oils that help quell stomach spasms and help control flatulence. The Sun (2013)His face was gripped by an involuntary spasm of pain and loathing. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sometimes a spasm in an artery may close it down. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)It is usually caused by muscle spasm. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)He also suffered muscle spasms and a degree of pain that made him arch his back when touched. The Sun (2011)He also suffers from throat spasms. The Sun (2015)He collapsed with a back spasm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was a sickening involuntary spasm, unstoppable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Legs and fingers in painful spasm, wrapped to the bed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maggie squeezed her knees tighter, trying to control the spasms that shook her. Burning Bright (2007)This causes muscle spasm, pain and can lead to problems. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Botox works by blocking contact between nerve and muscle, weakening involuntary spasms. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These include muscle spasms, writhing movements and rolling eyes. The Sun (2015)Try stretching before going to bed at night, especially the muscles that go into spasm causing cramp. Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)The off spinner has also experienced pain in the lower back and suffered a spasm last Friday morning. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In some cases the heart attack is caused by a temporary spasm of a coronary artery so that it almost closes off for a time. The Antioxidant Health Plan (1994)In an earlier chapter, you learned how excesses of tone called spasm in the coronary arteries could cause angina. Living with Angina (1991)My heart spasms with love. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I felt a spasm of fear. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I went to the doctor's and was given painkillers for back spasms. The Sun (2011)QI've been suffering from painful spasms in my wrist and arm. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'spasm'
British English: spasm /ˈspæzəm/ NOUN
A spasm is a sudden tightening of your muscles, which you cannot control.
A lack of magnesium causes muscles to go into spasm.
- American English: spasm
- Arabic: تَشَنُّج
- Brazilian Portuguese: espasmo
- Chinese: 痉挛
- Croatian: grč
- Czech: křeč
- Danish: spasme
- Dutch: kramp
- European Spanish: espasmo
- Finnish: kouristus
- French: spasme
- German: Krampf
- Greek: σπασμός
- Italian: spasmo
- Japanese: 痙攣
- Korean: 경련
- Norwegian: krampe
- Polish: skurcz
- European Portuguese: espasmo
- Romanian: spasm
- Russian: спазм
- Spanish: espasmo
- Swedish: kramp
- Thai: การชักกระตุกของกล้ามเนื้อ
- Turkish: kramp
- Ukrainian: спазм
- Vietnamese: sự co thắt
Definition of spasm from the Collins English Dictionary
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