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Meaning & Definition of Pinched in English

English

Pinched

/pɪnʧt/

adjective

1. Sounding as if the nose were pinched

  • "A whining nasal voice"
    synonym:
  • adenoidal
  • ,
  • pinched
  • ,
  • nasal

2. Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

  • "Emaciated bony hands"
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • bony
  • ,
  • cadaverous
  • ,
  • emaciated
  • ,
  • gaunt
  • ,
  • haggard
  • ,
  • pinched
  • ,
  • skeletal
  • ,
  • wasted

3. Not having enough money to pay for necessities

    synonym:
  • hard up
  • ,
  • impecunious
  • ,
  • in straitened circumstances(p)
  • ,
  • penniless
  • ,
  • penurious
  • ,
  • pinched

4. As if squeezed uncomfortably tight

  • "Her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"
    synonym:
  • pinched

Examples of using

Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
She pinched him.