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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 ?
In fine, all the duennas smacked him and several others of the household pinched him; but what he could not stand was being pricked by the pins; and so, apparently out of patience, he started up out of his chair, and seizing a lighted torch that stood near him fell upon the duennas and the whole set of his tormentors, exclaiming, "Begone, ye ministers of hell; I'm not made of brass not to feel such out-of-the-way tortures.
The Dormouse had closed its eyes by this time, and was going off into a doze; but, on being pinched by the Hatter, it woke up again with a little shriek, and went on: `--that begins with an M, such as mouse-traps, and the moon, and memory, and muchness-- you know you say things are "much of a muchness"--did you ever see such a thing as a drawing of a muchness?
Then the peasant pinched the raven's head, so that he croaked and made a noise like krr, krr.
At last the peasant pinched the raven once more till he croaked, and said: 'Fourthly, he says that there are some cakes under the bed.
But in Black Hawk the scene of human life was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.
After he had tried over all the sounds, he began to finger out passages from things Miss Nellie had been practising, passages that were already his, that lay under the bone of his pinched, conical little skull, definite as animal desires.
He was not strong enough to throw it far and it only fell at her feet, but Mary's face looked as pinched as a nutcracker.
And he pinched me again in the most confidential manner.