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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A sudden contracting of muscles. Also: A sudden temporary outburst.

Usage examples (35)
  • I had a muscle spasm after the difficult workout.
  • Muscles in spasm, cut off from ligaments and blood straining with effort to keep the heart working.
  • A spasm occurs when a wrong message from the nerve causes the muscle to move.
  • 'A kind of spasm, 'he said breathlessly -- 'a pain just here.' for more
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