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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cramp  \Cramp\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cramped}  (kr?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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