cramp one's style


cramp one's style
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. obstruct, hamper, inhibit, stand in one's way; see hinder , restrain 1 .

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  • cramp — I. noun Etymology: Middle English crampe, from Anglo French, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch crampe; akin to Old High German krampf bent Date: 14th century 1. a painful involuntary spasmodic contraction of a muscle 2. a temporary… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cramp — I [[t]kræmp[/t]] n. 1) pat Often, cramps a) pat an involuntary, usu. painful contraction or spasm of a muscle or muscles b) pat a painful contraction of involuntary muscle in the wall of the abdomen, uterus, or other organ 2) writer s cramp 3)… …   From formal English to slang

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