But such instances only emphasize how small, cramped, and petty much of this race has been.
Pro-Sisi residents in the cramped, narrow streets are welcoming as long as only their perspective is being heard.
A stainless-steel refrigerator, which normally costs more than five years' worth of Ms Peñaloza's rent, fills the cramped kitchen.
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.
She managed to write her name in cramped characters, but her hand was trembling so she could hardly form the letters.
Pauline opened and shut her cramped hand half a dozen times.
In order to keep warm, he had to exercise during his calm moments as systematically as his cramped quarters would permit.
See how little and cramped the letters are in this first volume.
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.