Cramp Cramp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cramped} (kr[a^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cramping}.] 1. To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder. [1913 Webster]

The mind my be as much cramped by too much knowledge as by ignorance. --Layard. [1913 Webster]

2. To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to bind together; to unite. [1913 Webster]

The . . . fabric of universal justic is well cramped and bolted together in all its parts. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

4. To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs. [1913 Webster]

5. To afflict with cramp. [1913 Webster]

When the gout cramps my joints. --Ford. [1913 Webster]

{To cramp the wheels of wagon}, to turn the front wheels out of line with the hind wheels, so that one of them shall be against the body of the wagon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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