American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Uncomfortably small or restricted: cramped living quarters.
- adj. Difficult to read, especially for being crowded into a small space: cramped handwriting.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of cramp.
- adj. uncomfortably restricted in size
- adj. overcrowded or congested
- adj. tight because of or like suffering a cramp
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. inconveniently small; restricting movement; -- of living quarters or workspace.
- adj. constricted in size
“You had to contend with all the challenges of living in cramped spaces with 32 people.”
“Pongau and thousands of men were herded together in cramped conditions, but instead of being sent on they were left unguarded as, amazingly, the guards had all left.”
“You never spent a week at a time with your parents on endless drives across the continent, in cramped cars, dingy motels or damp caravans?”
“I stare as the lettuce bottoms out into the belly of the bar, disappearing into the basement below, where an invisible chef will labor in cramped quarters for the lunch crowd that arrives at noon.”
“(Anger's poisonous energy is intensified in cramped spaces).”
“He does a nice job of world-building, setting his characters in cramped business offices and diners.”
“But just the opposite happened, and the jobs that can't be outsourced are insourced by illegals and H1B visa workers who live in cramped quarters that violate minimum housing standards and work for slave wages. ruty”
“And as you can tell from my previous posts, a filing cabinet with a pull-out writing shelf and a small desk footprint that leaves everything looking crowded and cramped, is not conducive to work!”
“Where do recipients keep their awards in cramped, New York spaces?”
“Gilgamesh's jagged handwriting ran along the page in cramped and hurried lines that left no blank space.”
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