Definition of pinched in English:


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Pronunciation: /pɪntʃt


1Tense and pale from cold, worry, or hunger: her pinched, sallow face
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  • Her usually rosy cheeks were now pinched and deathly pale.
  • Nathan was tall, with a pale, pinched face, and David was shorter and almost stocky, with a tan and brownish hair.
  • There were bags under her eyes, and her face was pale and pinched looking.
2Suffering from financial hardship.
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  • Its atmosphere is nonetheless bleak, evoking cold gray skies and a pinched existence in a slum area of town, with the ever-present fear of discrimination.

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