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pinch

 (pĭnch)
v. pinched, pinch·ing, pinch·es
v.tr.
1. To squeeze (something) between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges.
2. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight: These shoes pinch my toes.
3. To nip, wither, or shrivel: buds that were pinched by the frost; a face that was pinched with grief.
4. To cause to be in difficulty or financial distress: "A year and a half of the blockade has pinched Germany" (William L. Shirer).
5. Slang To take (money or property) wrongfully. See Synonyms at steal.
6. Slang To take into custody; arrest.
7. To move (something) with a pinch bar.
8. Nautical To sail (a boat) so close into the wind that its sails shiver and its speed is reduced.
v.intr.
1. To press, squeeze, or bind painfully: This collar pinches.
2. To draw a thumb and a finger together on a touchscreen to cause the image to become smaller.
3. To be frugal or miserly: If we pinch, we might save some money.
4. Nautical To drag an oar at the end of a stroke.
n.
1. The act or an instance of pinching.
2. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger: a pinch of salt.
3. Difficulty or hardship: felt the pinch of the recession.
4. An emergency situation: This coat will do in a pinch.
5. A narrowing of a mineral deposit, as in a mine.
6. Informal A theft.
7. Slang An arrest by a law enforcement officer.
adj. Baseball
Relating to pinch-hitting or pinch runners: a pinch single; a pinch steal of third base.
Idiom:
pinch pennies Informal
To be thrifty or miserly.

[Middle English pinchen, from Old North French *pinchier, variant of Old French pincer; akin to Italian pinzare, to sting, and Spanish pinchar, to prick, sting, all derived from a Romance imitative root pints- expressive of pinching or pricking.]

pinched

(pɪntʃt)
adj
(of someone's face) thin and pale, usually because of illness or old agedeprived
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pinched - sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
2.pinched - 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"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
3.pinched - not having enough money to pay for necessities
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
4.pinched - as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"
constricted - drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life"

pinched

adjective thin, starved, worn, drawn, gaunt, haggard, careworn, peaky a small, thin woman with pinched features
fat, healthy, glowing, blooming, plump, radiant, chubby, ruddy, well-fed, hale and hearty
Translations
مَقْروص، مَلْسوع، مُصاب
ztrhaný
hærgetudmagret
elgyötört
sem setur mark sitt á andlit
strhaný
solmuşsüzülmüş

pinched

[ˈpɪntʃt] ADJ
1. (= drawn) to look pinchedtener un aspecto demacrado
to be pinched with coldestar aterido de frío
2. (= short) to be pinched for moneyandar escaso de dinero
we're very pinched for spacetenemos muy poco espacio

pinched

[ˈpɪntʃt] adj
(= drawn) [face, features] → tiré(e)
pinched with cold → transi(e) de froid
(= short of) pinched for money → à court d'argent
pinched for space → à l'étroit

pinched

adj
verhärmt; (from cold) → verfroren; (from fatigue) → erschöpft
(inf, = short) to be pinched for moneyknapp bei Kasse sein (inf); to be pinched for timekeine Zeit haben

pinched

[ˈpɪntʃt] adj (face) → dai lineamenti tirati
pinched with cold → raggrinzito/a dal freddo
pinched with hunger → scavato/a dalla fame

pinch

(pintʃ) verb
1. to squeeze or press tightly (flesh), especially between the thumb and forefinger. He pinched her arm.
2. to hurt by being too small or tight. My new shoes are pinching (me).
3. to steal. Who pinched my bicycle?
noun
1. an act of pinching; a squeeze or nip. He gave her a pinch on the cheek.
2. a very small amount; what can be held between the thumb and forefinger. a pinch of salt.
pinched adjective
(of a person's face) looking cold, pale or thin because of cold, poverty etc. Her face was pinched with cold.
feel the pinch
to be in difficulty because of lack of money.
References in classic literature ?
She read the short reports he sent more than she did your letters, and pinched me when I spoke of it, and likes brown eyes, and doesn't think John an ugly name, and she'll go and fall in love, and there's an end of peace and fun, and cozy times together.
Shimerda needed prayers, but grandfather said tolerantly, `If he can spare six dollars, pinched as he is, it shows he believes what he professes.
She felt chilled and pinched as she entered the room.
Many dark and sleepless nights have I been a companion for owls, separated from the chearful society of men, scorched by the Summer's sun, and pinched by the Winter's cold, an instrument ordained to settle the wilderness.
At last, he emerged with his hat very much dented and crushed down over his eyes, and began creaking and limping about the room, as if, not being much accustomed to boots, his pair of damp, wrinkled cowhide ones -- probably not made to order either --rather pinched and tormented him at the first go off of a bitter cold morning.
She smoothed it out carefully, pinched up the white ruffle at the neck, and laid it away in a drawer with an extra little sob at the roughness of life.
How I pinched and pricked myself, and rubbed my eyes, and stood up, and sat down again, and nudged Joseph to inform me if he would EVER have done.
She stared out of the window with her lips pinched together, and it seemed quite natural that the rain should have begun to pour down in gray slanting lines and splash and stream down the window-panes.
The nose, beautifully formed otherwise, was very slightly pinched at the top of each nostril.
Where graceful youth should have filled their features out, and touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and shrivelled hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and pulled them into shreds.
I felt, all this while, as if my ear were blazing; he pinched it so hard.
And he pinched me again in the most confidential manner.