Verb · A primitive root

A primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitive or intransitive:—adversary, (be in) afflict(-ion), beseige, bind (up), (be in, bring) distress, enemy, narrower, oppress, pangs, shut up, be in a strait (trouble), vex.


  1. to bind, be narrow, be in distress, make narrow, cause distress, besiege, be straitened, be bound
    1. (Qal)
      1. to bind, tie up, shut up
      2. to be scant, be cramped, be in straits
    2. (Pual) to be bound, be tied up
    3. (Hiphil)
      1. to make narrow for, cause distress to, press hard upon
      2. to suffer distress
  2. to show hostility toward, vex
    1. (Qal)
      1. to show hostility toward, treat with enmity, vex, harass
      2. vexer, harasser (participle)

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Numbers 25:17

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Psalms 10:5

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Isaiah 28:20

For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

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