n.抽筋,腹部绞痛,(pl.)月经痛 adj.狭窄的,难解的 vt.使抽筋,以铁箍扣紧
动词过去式:cramped 过去分词:cramped 现在分词:cramping 第三人称单数:cramps
1 [U] sudden and painful tightening of the muscles, usu caused by cold or too much exercise, making movement difficult 痉挛; 抽筋
*The swimmer got cramp in his legs and had to be helped out of the water. 游泳者两腿抽筋, 不得不由他人救助出水.
* writer's cramp, ie in the muscles of the hand 书写痉挛.
2 cramps [pl] (esp US) severe pain in the stomach 绞痛.
1 [Tn esp passive 尤用于被动语态] give insufficient space or scope to (sb/sth); hinder or prevent the movement or development of (sb/sth) 限制在狭小的范围内; 阻碍或妨碍（某人[某事物]）的活动或发展
*All these difficulties cramped his progress. 所有这些困难阻碍了他的进步.
* I feel cramped by the limitations of my job. 我觉得受工作束缚, 没有什么奔头儿.
2 (idm 习语) be cramped for `room/`space be without enough room, etc 缺乏足够的空间等的
*We're a bit cramped for space in this attic. 在这间阁楼里我们有点活动不开. cramp sb's `style (infml 口) prevent sb from doing sth freely, or as well as he can 使某人不能放开手脚; 使某人不能施展其才能
*It cramps my style to have you watching over me all the time. 你老是盯着我使我放不开手脚.
1 (also `cramp-iron) metal bar with bent ends, used in building for holding together timbers or blocks of stone 两爪钉; 扣钉; 爬钉; 弯头钢筋.
2 = clamp 1.
v [Tn] fasten (sth) with a cramp 用两爪钉钩紧（某物）
*cramp a beam, wall, etc 用两爪钉把梁、墙等接连在一起.