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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: crampe, perhaps from Low German krampe; CRAMP2

cramp

1 noun
     
cramp1
1 [uncountable and countable]MI a severe pain that you get in part of your body when a muscle becomes too tight, making it difficult for you to move that part of your body:
Several players were suffering from cramp.
muscle cramps
have/get (a) cramp
One of the swimmers got cramp and had to drop out of the race.
writer's cramp
2

(stomach) cramps

[plural]MI severe pains in the stomach, especially the ones that women get when they menstruate
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