el calambre
-the cramp
See the entry for calambre.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (involuntary muscle contraction)
a. cramp
Los calambres indican una falta de potasio en el cuerpo.Cramps indicate a lack of potassium in the body.
A veces me dan calambres en las piernas cuando corro.Sometimes, I get leg cramps when I run.
2. (electrical discharge)
a. electric shock
Acabo de tocar el interruptor de luz y me dio un calambre. ¡Ten cuidado!I just touched the light switch and it gave me an electric shock. Be careful!
b. shock
Te va a dar un calambre si me tocas después de cepillarte.You're going to get a shock if you touch me after brushing your hair.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (descarga eléctrica)
a. (electric) shock
2. (contracción muscular)
a. cramp
me dio un calambre en la piernaI got cramp o
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1 (muscular)
me dan calambres I get cramp
calambre de escribiente writer's cramp
2 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) shock
un cable que da calambre a live wire
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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