Dictionary Results for pinched


1. pinch - verb

· squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

Synonym(s): squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch

Hypernym(s): grip




2. pinch - verb

· make ridges into by pinching together

Synonym(s): crimp

Hypernym(s): fold, fold_up, turn_up




3. pinch - verb

· make off with belongings of others

Synonym(s): pilfer, cabbage, purloin, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

Hypernym(s): steal, rip_off, rip




4. pinch - verb

· cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"

Synonym(s): top

Hypernym(s): snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut_back




5. pinch - verb

· irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

Synonym(s): vellicate

Hypernym(s): irritate




6. pinched - adjective

· sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"

Synonym(s): adenoidal, nasal




7. pinched - adjective

· very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "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(s): cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, skeletal, wasted




8. pinched - adjective

· not having enough money to pay for necessities

Synonym(s): hard_up, impecunious, in_straitened_circumstances, penniless, penurious




9. pinched - adjective

· as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"





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