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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; Sounding as if the nose were being held shut; As if squeezed uncomfortably tight; Not having enough money to pay for necessities.

Usage examples (33)
  • Verb (used with object) : The crowd pinched him into a corner. ,Years of hardship had pinched her countenance beyond recognition. ,The...
  • Verb (used without object) : This shoe pinches. ,Their stomachs were pinched with hunger. ,They pinched and scraped for years to save money for...
  • Noun : a pinch of salt. ,a pinch of pungent wit. ,the pinch of conscience; to feel the pinch of poverty. ,A friend is someone who will stand by you...
  • LOS ANGELES - Taj Gibson didn't practice Sunday after suffering what he called a pinched nerve in his right foot. for more
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