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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adenoidal, pinched, nasaladjective

    sounding as if the nose were pinched

    "a whining nasal voice"

  2. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wastedadjective

    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"

  3. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p), penniless, penurious, pinchedadjective

    not having enough money to pay for necessities

  4. pinchedadjective

    as if squeezed uncomfortably tight

    "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"


  1. Pinched

    Pinched is a 1917 American short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd. A print of the film is held by the Museum of Modern Art, and it has been released on DVD. Like many American films of the time, Pinched was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required a cut of scene with a man thumbing his nose.


  1. pinched

    Pinched primarily refers to the action of firmly squeezing or gripping something, typically with one's fingers or a tool. This term is often used to depict the act of taking something small or the action of compressing or narrowing something. However, in a more colloquial sense, it can also mean to steal or to be arrested by the police. It's worth noting that context plays a strong role in determining the exact meaning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pinched

    of Pinch


  1. Pinched

    Pinched is a 1917 short comedy film starring Harold Lloyd.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pinched in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pinched in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of pinched in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.

  2. Jenna Wheeler:

    The concern with swallowing these toys is that the intestines can become twisted and pinched between the magnets, which can cut off blood flow to the intestines, if that segment of the intestines dies, it may need to be removed. And if not caught early enough, it could even lead to death.

  3. Richard Sirico:

    After all the times I was pinched, I knew every judge in town, i was a tough kid. I always had that itch in my britches to find out who I was. I tested my (courage) every night.

  4. Jeff Lenard:

    Anytime Bonnie Herzog sell immediate consumption and people's pocketbooks are pinched Bonnie Herzog could lose sales.

  5. Henry Connelly:

    Once again, the Trump White House is tip-toeing around big pharma with a spectacularly pinched and convoluted proposal that excludes insulin and has no actual implementation date.

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    A emerge
    B interrupt
    C conceal
    D signify

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