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cramp my style

cramp my style

Date: May 25 2006

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

“I love my family, and that could never cramp my style.”

Hip hop artist and actor LL Cool J, in an interview with Maxim Magazine.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

limit or restrict what you like to do or say

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

When something cramps your style, it limits or restricts you from doing the things you like to do. For example, if you’re single, having children might cramp your style because you can’t go out and party anymore.

Or, if you like to wear tennis shoes and shorts every day, getting a job at a bank might cramp your style because you will have to wear a suit and tie.

In the example above, LL Cool J is saying that his family does not cramp his style. The meaning is that, even though he is a famous and wealthy celebrity, he would rather spend time with his family than go out partying.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

“This new job is really cramping my style. I can’t go out partying on Saturday nights because I have to work early in the morning.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

prevent me from being all that I am
by creativeplane1
To affect with
by khorshid
interfere with my style or affect my style
by julio chojeda torres
Restrain him or prevent him from doing things the way he wants to do them
by Lindsay
"cramp my style" here means "restrict my style, give bad infulence to me".
by changge12345
arieplb influence
by arieplb
justgux I guess it means something you do that goes out of the mood.
by justgux
it my love to my family could never hinder my style
by faicel
abhishek to remain intact in behaviour
by abhishek
ruine his style
by xanaan_123
stop somebody to make his ability more suitble to his work
by 1990511
chance my personnality
by abeer alsherif
that means that he would never restrain the free way he expresses himself through his style, (the way he dresses and acts).
by gloria alzate
tina.xu means influence my style
by tina.xu
anne123fm give somebody freedom.
by anne123fm
Distruct
by phagnu
hossein99 to stop sb from behaving in the way they want to.
by hossein99
anne123fm fetter
by anne123fm
it means to change his mind or stop him from doing something that he has been doing all the time.
by suchin
I love my family, and that could never prevent me from doing what I want, freely.
by Zully Tabarez
change?
by jamjamjamjam
prevent sb from doing sth
by dorothywang
to change
by yalcinmerve
What he is saying is that his family isn't preventing or stopping him from behaving in the way he wants to.
by chiaroscuro
to change sth, have an effect on sth
by kacsabe

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Dafi

Dafi

Malaysia

awesome…....

03:45 AM Jun 26 2008 |

Pink Angel

Pink Angel

Saudi Arabia

ok

06:08 AM Jan 02 2008 |

M.JEYADAVADOSSAR

India

It sounds very nice.

06:58 PM Dec 27 2007 |

samuelchou

China

If your job prevents you wearing what you like or behaving your style,it cramps your style.

10:06 AM Nov 22 2007 |

universeyu

universeyu

China

I think it’s about limiting your action

09:39 AM Nov 14 2007 |

cherrypuding

China

I like it very much

07:41 AM May 25 2006 |

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