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Definition of cramp verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    cramp somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cramp
    he / she / it cramps
    past simple cramped
    -ing form cramping
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  1. 1to prevent the development or progress of someone or something synonym restrict
  2. 2 Tighter trade restrictions might cramp economic growth.
  3. Idioms
    cramp somebody's style (informal)
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    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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