- 1to prevent the development or progress of someone or something synonym restrict
- 2 Tighter trade restrictions might cramp economic growth. Idioms
NAmE//kræmp//cramp somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cramp
he / she / it cramps
past simple cramped
-ing form cramping
to stop someone from behaving in the way they want to She didn't want me to go with her to the party in case I cramped her style.
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