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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
The mind my be as much cramped by too much knowledge
as by ignorance. --Layard.
2. To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.
3. Hence, to bind together; to unite.
The . . . fabric of universal justic is well cramped
and bolted together in all its parts. --Burke.
4. To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.
5. To afflict with cramp.
When the gout cramps my joints. --Ford.
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.
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