In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(handwriting) apretadoI'm cramped (for space) — tengo poco sitio / lugar
- they work in cramped conditions — están muy estrechos en el trabajo
- we were a bit cramped in the car — íbamos algo apretujados / apretados en el coche
- Her eyes sped across the paper, taking in every letter of her cramped penmanship.
- I had come to know his cramped handwriting and his gift for pithy analysis.
- The location and dates were penned in a cramped, childish script.
- The lettering is cramped and pushed so far to the right that it runs off the paper onto the board behind.
- I heard the front door and looked up from the papers spread out on the desk, my cramped handwriting covering just about every square inch.
- The printing was hurried and the cramped letters ran together as if Alec had been in a great hurry to get them on paper.
- I mumble, trying to read Ian Anwar's cramped handwriting.
- She wrote, not in her usual flowing script, but in Doyle's somewhat cramped print.
- Usually this ends up being a cramped, scribbled list, and hard to understand.
- These do not appear on the Rochdale posters on this occasion so that information is not cramped.
- The letters were carved in a cramped scrawl, moonlight etching the crevices and staining the shadows silver.
- However, the lettering appeared too small and too cramped to read on almost any normal-sized TV.
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