Variant of cramp
- a sudden, painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles from chill, strain, etc.
- partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
- abdominal or uterine spasms and pain
Origin: Middle English crampe ; from Old French bent, twisted ; from Frankish an unverified form kramp; akin to Middle Dutch and amp; Middle Low German krampe: for Indo-European base see cradle
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