cramped : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • v  secure with a cramp
  • v  prevent the progress or free movement of
  • v  affect with or as if with a cramp
  • v  suffer from sudden painful contraction of a muscle
  • s  constricted in size
    cramped quarters
    trying to bring children up in cramped high-rise apartments

  • The techniques were: attention grasp, walling (hitting a detainee against a flexible wall), facial hold, facial slap, cramped confinement, wall standing, stress positions, sleep .
  • The walls are still bare in Larry Summers' West Wing office, a cramped and cluttered perch overlooking the Rose Garden.
  • Bad is the word for the wooden acting, and Leone's addiction to the cramped values and stretched probabilities of the comic strip.
News & Articles

  • Review: 'Void' leaves you feeling cramped
    There's a clotted and cramped feeling to 'Fill the Void' that's downright creepy.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit News
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - via Yahoo! Sports

  • Wickens in Washington Post
    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."
  • Alex Rodriguez in USA Today
    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.
  • Fernando Gonzalez in Forbes
    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."

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