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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pinch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Compressed; contracted; narrowed; presenting the appearance of being straitened in circumstances or with cold, want, trouble, or the like: as, a pinched face; a pinched look. Also used occasionally with the meaning of ‘narrowing’ or ‘thinning’ in speaking of mineral veins: as, the vein is pinched.
  • Narrow; reduced in size; “skimped”: said especially of some forms of writing-paper: as, pinched post.
  • Petty; contemptible.
  • Arrested; apprehended.
  • Of long, slender growth, as oysters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having enough money to pay for necessities
  • adj. as if squeezed uncomfortably tight
  • adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • adj. sounding as if the nose were pinched


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