"pinched" in the verb sense
1. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
squeeze tightly between the fingers
"He pinched her behind"
"She squeezed the bottle"
2. crimp, pinch
make ridges into by pinching together
3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
make off with belongings of others
4. top, pinch
cut the top off
"top trees and bushes"
5. pinch, vellicate
irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
"smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"
"the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
"pinched" in the adjective sense
1. adenoidal, pinched, nasal
sounding as if the nose were pinched
"a whining nasal voice"
2. cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
"eyes were haggard and cavernous"
"small pinched faces"
"kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"
3. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious, pinched
not having enough money to pay for necessities
as if squeezed uncomfortably tight
"her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"
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