The tiny screen, cramped seats and no line in the ladies room was a reminder that we are not in L.A. anymore!
Pro-Sisi residents in the cramped, narrow streets are welcoming as long as only their perspective is being heard.
It began like a bachelor party—60 eager men in a cramped room, taking cryptic instructions from two enthusiastic-sounding women.
Our table, it seems, is cramped into an odd corner of the cozy establishment by the stairs leading to the bathroom.
But while Paul may broaden his rhetoric, his outreach is cramped.
She managed to write her name in cramped characters, but her hand was trembling so she could hardly form the letters.
Pity of a lad o' spirit like me to be cramped by such a hunx of a father.
In order to keep warm, he had to exercise during his calm moments as systematically as his cramped quarters would permit.
They do not feel it cramped as we should; it is their custom.
Then he made himself as comfortable as he could, in his cramped position, and went off to sleep.
"muscle contraction," late 14c., from Old French crampe, from a Frankish or other Germanic word (cf. Old High German krapmhe "cramp, spasm," related to kramph "bent, crooked"), from a Proto-Germanic root forming many words for "bent, crooked," including, via French, crampon. Writer's cramp is first attested 1842 as the name of a physical affliction of the hand, in reference to translations of German medical papers (Stromeyer); also known as scrivener's palsy.
"metal bar bent at both ends," early 15c., from Middle Dutch crampe or Middle Low German krampe, both from the same Proto-Germanic root that yielded cramp (n.1). Metaphoric sense of "something that confines or hinders" first recorded 1719.
"to contract" (of muscles), early 15c., from cramp (n.1). Related: Cramped; cramping.
c.1400, "to bend or twist," from cramp (n.2). Later "compress forcibly" (1550s), and, figuratively, "to restrict" (1620s). Related: Cramped; cramping.
A sudden, involuntary, spasmodic muscular contraction causing severe pain, often occurring in the leg or shoulder as the result of strain or chill.
A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
cramps Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.