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Definition of cramp noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (also charley horse) a sudden pain that you get when the muscles in a particular part of your body contract, usually caused by cold or too much exercise to get a cramp in your leg see also writer's cramp
  2. 2cramps [plural] severe pain in the stomach
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