cramp
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cramp(
krahmp
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (biology)
a. el calambre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I got a cramp on the last lap of the race.Me dio un calambre a la última vuelta de la carrera.
b. la rampa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
I woke up with a cramp in my neck today.Hoy me desperté con una rampa en el cuello.
2. (tool)
a. la grapa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Use a couple of cramps to hold this piece of plywood in place.Usa un par de grapas para sujetar este pedazo de madera terciada en su lugar.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to limit)
a. coartar
This kind of restriction is going to cramp economic development.Este tipo de restricción va a coartar el desarrollo económico.
b. limitar
My boss helps me without cramping my creativity.Mi jefe me ayuda sin limitar mi creatividad.
cramps
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (menstrual pain)
a. los dolores menstruales
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I get terrible cramps when I'm on my period.Me dan dolores menstruales intensos cuando tengo mi periodo.
b. el cólico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Her cramps were so painful she had to see a doctor.Su cólico era tan doloroso que tuvo que ir al médico.
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cramp
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el calambre
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
a cramptener calambres
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (restrict)
a. limitar, coartar
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to cramp somebody's styleser un estorbo para or coartar a alguien
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cramp [kræmp]
noun
(Med) calambre (m)
writer's cramp calambre (m) en las manos (por escribir mucho)
transitive verb
(restrict) [+development] poner obstáculos a; poner trabas a
to cramp sb's style cortar las alas a algn
cramp [kræmp]
noun
(Téc) grapa (f); (Archit) pieza (f) de unión; abrazadera (f);
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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