writer's cramp

writer's cramp
noun
muscular spasms of thumb and forefinger while writing with a pen or pencil
Syn: ↑graphospasm
Hypernyms: ↑spasm, ↑cramp, ↑muscle spasm

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noun also writer's palsy or writer's spasm
: a painful spasmodic cramp of muscles of the hand or fingers brought on by excessive use in writing

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spasmodic, painful contractions of the muscles of the thumb, forefinger, and forearm during writing.

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writer's cramp
A common disease affecting those in the habit of constant writing, the muscles refusing to respond only when an attempt to write is made (also called scrivener's palsy)
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Main Entry:cramp
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writer's cramp see under ↑cramp
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Main Entry:write

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writer’s cramp UK US noun [uncountable]
a pain in your hand or arm caused by writing for a long time
Thesaurus: specific types of painhyponym

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writer's cramp, writer's palsy, or writer's spasm,
pain and spasm of the muscles of the hand and fingers resulting from their excessive use in writing.

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pain or stiffness in the hand caused by excessive writing

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noun [noncount]
: pain in your hand or fingers that you get when you have been writing with a pen or pencil for a long time

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ˌwriter's ˈcramp f5 [writer's cramp] noun uncountable
a pain or stiff feeling in the hand caused by writing for a long time

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