If Prince Harry is back on again with Chelsy Davy, he's not letting it cramp his style.
I took hold of the burtins of the mast, and as I was lifting myself over the side, I was taken with the cramp in one of my thighs.
She felt a cramp around her root That crippled every outmost shoot.
Buddhism, as practised among the Kalmucks tends to cramp all intellectual growth.
If the cramp attack the stomach or bowels, it is attended with considerable danger: medicine may relieve but cannot cure.
The skipper was careful not to cramp her by laying too close to the wind.
They always do, unless they are seized with the cramp and it holds them.
The secret power had him in its grasp: he was speedily seized with cramp in the stomach, and in a few hours died.
They give me the cramp in my thumb, and kinks in my fingers.
The city always seems to cramp me and make it hard for me to breathe.
"muscle contraction," late 14c., from Old French crampe, from a Frankish or other Germanic word (cf. Old High German krapmhe "cramp, spasm," related to kramph "bent, crooked"), from a Proto-Germanic root forming many words for "bent, crooked," including, via French, crampon. Writer's cramp is first attested 1842 as the name of a physical affliction of the hand, in reference to translations of German medical papers (Stromeyer); also known as scrivener's palsy.
"metal bar bent at both ends," early 15c., from Middle Dutch crampe or Middle Low German krampe, both from the same Proto-Germanic root that yielded cramp (n.1). Metaphoric sense of "something that confines or hinders" first recorded 1719.
"to contract" (of muscles), early 15c., from cramp (n.1). Related: Cramped; cramping.
c.1400, "to bend or twist," from cramp (n.2). Later "compress forcibly" (1550s), and, figuratively, "to restrict" (1620s). Related: Cramped; cramping.
A sudden, involuntary, spasmodic muscular contraction causing severe pain, often occurring in the leg or shoulder as the result of strain or chill.
A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
cramps Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.