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"spasm" in British English

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spasmnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈspæz.əm/
an ​occasion when a ​musclesuddenlybecomestighter in a way that cannot be ​controlled: a ​muscle/​muscular spasmmainly UK My ​legsuddenly went into spasm.spasm of sth a ​shortperiod of something, ​especially something that cannot be ​controlled: a spasm of ​guilt/​coughing/​laughing
(Definition of spasm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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spasmnoun [C]

 us   /ˈspæz·əm/
a ​sudden, ​uncontrollabletightening of a ​muscle, or a ​sudden, ​burst of ​activity or ​energy: He ​left the ​game because of back spasms. The ​rebels’ spasm of ​resistance was ​short-lived.
(Definition of spasm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spasm”
in Spanish espasmo…
in Vietnamese sự co thắt…
in Malaysian kekejangan otot…
in Thai การชักกระตุกของกล้ามเนื้อ…
in French spasme…
in German der Krampf…
in Chinese (Simplified) 抽搐,痉挛…
in Turkish kasılma, spazm…
in Russian спазм, судорога…
in Indonesian sentakan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 抽搐,痙攣…
in Polish skurcz…
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