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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.

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. Doug Petno:

    Most of these clients are working with their banks way in advance of redeterminations, so it is compelling M&A, it is compelling asset sales, it is compelling discussions with private equity. But there is a lot of leverage, the most distressed clients know when they are going to be pinched... and are taking the steps to deal with it.

  2. Jeff Lenard:

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

  3. Melissa Benoist:

    I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind would go out of me, dragged by my hair across pavement, head-butted, pinched until my skin broke, shoved into a wall so hard the drywall broke, choked.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    • A. exponent
    • B. callathump
    • C. tithe
    • D. instigation

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