claustrophobic claustrophobic  /ˌklɔ strə ˈfoʊ bɪk/


  1. (adj) uncomfortably closed or hemmed in
  2. (adj) suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places


  1. "A Hijacking": Language Barrier on the High Seas

    A Hijacking Tobias Lindholm's A Hijacking — an intense, narrowly focused thriller about a Danish cargo ship seized by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean — could probably be lauded as "The Stinkiest Movie of the Year!" Lindholm creates a claustrophobic and palpably boy-st...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: SF Weekly

  2. For anonymous players, a different Open

    When a handful of fans politely applauded Morton Orum Madsen's tee shot on Merion's claustrophobic first hole, the Danish golfer's head snapped toward them as if they'd just screamed for help.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. Mr Burrell explained: "The princess was by that time feeling claustrophobic. This was towards the end of the last holiday on the Jonikal and only days before her death. And in one of the last conversations, she said she was feeling claustrophobic :...
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Paul Burrell Source: Scotsman

  2. "Going to events gives me such anxiety. I get hot flashes! I can't breathe, and I get claustrophobic," she says. "It's a very odd business. I don't know if I'll ever get used to it."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Vanessa Hudgens Source: People Magazine

  3. "That's why he came out so slow today, he's so big and gets claustrophobic," Hayes said.
    on Aug 9, 2008 By: David Hayes Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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