cramped cramped  /ˈkræmpt/


  • (adj) constricted in size


  1. The walls are still bare in Larry Summers' West Wing office, a cramped and cluttered perch overlooking the Rose Garden.
  2. Bad is the word for the wooden acting, and Leone's addiction to the cramped values and stretched probabilities of the comic strip.
  3. Let's face it a cramped dorm room is no place for a six-speaker surround-sound system.


  1. New 'Active' Work Trend Breaks Down Cubicle Walls

    The days of employees trudging into work each day for a 9 to 5 shift confined to their cramped cubicle are rapidly coming to a close.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! News

  2. Review: 'Void' leaves you feeling cramped

    There's a clotted and cramped feeling to 'Fill the Void' that's downright creepy.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. For a variety of reasons, Day One goes to Merion

    By Ron SirakARDMORE, Pa. -- Based on exit polling, and that would be those players leaving the rain-delayed first round of the U.S. Open, the early returns indicate the USGA is winning its gamble on returning to Merion Golf Club. The blue blazers may lose millions in revenue because the cramped quarters limit ticket sales and corporate hospitality opportunities, but they have preserved a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "It was pretty cramped down there, the whole terminal was down there," said George Wickens, 50, of London, who was trying to travel to Florida with his family. "I don't think anything will be getting out of Chicago tonight."
    on Aug 4, 2008 By: Wickens Source: Washington Post

  2. "The last two days it has felt the exact same way and once it got warm it was OK. Today, it cramped up right before batting practice," Rodriguez said.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: USA Today

  3. "I cramped. I lost against a qualifier, playing really bad tennis. Maybe the worst match in my life. Not maybe; I think was," Gonzalez said. "Maybe I was here like three or four days. Now I'm here like three weeks. It's really nice."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Fernando Gonzalez Source: Forbes

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