When your stomach cramps, or when your muscle cramps, or when something cramps you, it’s too tight, and it’s uncomfortable or painful. When you’re cramped by something, it doesn’t give you enough space or room to do what you need to do.
So, something cramped is too small, or too tightly packed with people or things. There’s not enough room, and things or people are squeezed in uncomfortably.
On a cramped airplane, you feel uncomfortable and way too close to everybody else.
Remember: if you're feeling cramped, you feel squeezed because your muscles or stomach hurts, or you need more space to do things. And if a place or a thing is cramped, it's too full of things or people, with not enough room.
Idea 1: "We enter a cramped room full of (lots of objects of some kind) and (lots of people of some kind) busy (doing some activity)."
Idea 2: "My handwriting looked cramped when I had to write (a whole lot of some kind of information) on only one small (sign, card, or piece of paper)."
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