pinched

  • 1 pinched — [pıntʃt] adj a pinched face looks thin and unhealthy, for example because the person is ill, cold, or tired ▪ She had a small pinched face with sad eyes …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 pinched — pinched; pinched·ly; pinched·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 3 pinched — index impecunious, narrow Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 pinched — [ pıntʃt ] adjective tired, thin, and sick in appearance …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 pinched — *haggard, cadaverous, worn, careworn, wasted Analogous words: gaunt, scrawny, skinny, angular, rawboned (see LEAN adj) Contrasted words: *strong, sturdy, stout, stalwart: robust, *healthy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 Pinched — Pinch Pinch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinching}.] [F. pincer, probably fr. OD. pitsen to pinch; akin to G. pfetzen to cut, pinch; perhaps of Celtic origin. Cf. {Piece}.] 1. To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Pinched — Infobox Film name = Pinched image size = caption = director = Harold Lloyd Gilbert Pratt producer = Hal Roach writer = narrator = starring = Harold Lloyd music = cinematography = Walter Lundin editing = Della Mullady distributor = released = 23… …

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  • 8 pinched — [[t]pɪ̱ntʃt[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone s face is pinched, it looks thin and pale, usually because they are ill or old. Her face was pinched and drawn... She was a small, silent woman with pinched features and thin hair …

    English dictionary

  • 9 pinched — adjective 1. sounding as if the nose were pinched (Freq. 1) a whining nasal voice • Syn: ↑adenoidal, ↑nasal • Similar to: ↑high, ↑high pitched • …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 pinched — adjective a pinched face looks thin and unhealthy, for example because the person is ill, cold, or tired: Years of working in the mine had left their faces pinched and haggard …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 pinched — mod. arrested. (See also cop; pinch.) □ I got pinched for speeding. □ Sam got pinched for a parole violation …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 12 pinched — adj. Pinched is used with these nouns: ↑face, ↑nerve …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 pinched — Synonyms and related words: attenuated, badly off, cadaverous, careworn, clamped, compressed, concentrated, condensed, consolidated, constricted, contracted, corpselike, cramped, desperate, distressed, down to bedrock, drawn, emacerated, emaciate …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 pinched — adjective their pinched faces Syn: strained, stressed, fraught, tense, taut; tired, worn, drained, sapped; wan, peaked, pale, gray, blanched; thin, drawn, haggard, gaunt Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 pinched — pɪntʃ n. act of squeezing between a finger and thumb, tweak; ache, pain; little bit, small amount v. squeeze between a finger and thumb; compress; economize; steal, filch …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 pinched — adjective tighten (the lips or a part of the face), especially with worry or tension. → pinch …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 pinched — a. Distressed, straitened, reduced, indigent, destitute, needy, poor, necessitous, penniless, moneyless, in need, in want, out of money, out of cash, out of pocket …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 pinched — UK [pɪntʃt] / US adjective tired, thin, and ill in appearance …

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  • 19 pinched for — chiefly US informal : not having enough of (something) Students are especially pinched for time at the end of the school year. Pinched for cash/money, he skipped lunch. • • • Main Entry: ↑pinched …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 pinched look — noun looking tired and pale She had on that pinched look which suggests extreme poverty …

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