cramp out

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  • ewie

    Senior Member
    English English
    :thumbsup: I can certainly imagine someone saying (in very informal language) I cramped out, meaning something like "I had such bad cramp that I had to stop doing what I was doing or I couldn't walk or I had to withdraw from the race" ~ that particular construction is quite common in colloquial English, compare things like I chickened out, I wimped out ... [can't think of any other examples]:)
     

    avardany

    Senior Member
    Armenian
    Thanks a lot for your precise and concise explanation. That was exactly the point: the swimmer failed to continue swimming and left the pool saying that sentence.
     
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