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Definition of "cramped" []

  • Uncomfortably small or restricted: cramped living quarters. (adjective)
  • Difficult to read, especially for being crowded into a small space: cramped handwriting. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cramped" in a sentence
  • "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?"