HyperDic: pinched

English > 4 senses of the word pinched:
ADJECTIVEallpinched, adenoidal, nasalsounding as if the nose were pinched
allpinched, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, skeletal, wastedvery thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
allpinched, hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penuriousnot having enough money to pay for necessities
allpinchedas if squeezed uncomfortably tight
pinched > pronunciation
Soundspih'ncht
Rhymesclinched
English > pinched: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsounding as if the nose were pinched.
Synonymsadenoidal, nasal
Broaderhigh, high-pitchedUsed of sounds and voices
Spanishnasal
Catalannasal
English > pinched: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery thin especially from disease or hunger or cold.
Example "small pinched faces"
Synonymscadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, skeletal, wasted
Broaderthin, leanlacking excess flesh
Spanishcadavérico, chupado, consumido, delgaducho, demacrada, demacrado, descarnado, enclenque, enjuto, escuálido, esquelético, huesudo, macilenta, macilento, raquítico, seco
Catalancadavèric, consumit, demacrat, descarnat, escanyolit, escarransit, esquelètic, magre, ossut, raquític, ressec, sec, xuclat
English > pinched: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot having enough money to pay for necessities.
Synonymshard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious
BroaderpoorHaving little money or few possessions
Spanishmenesteroso, necesitado, pelado, pobre
Catalannecessitat, pelat, pobre, que no té diners
English > pinched: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningAs if squeezed uncomfortably tight.
Example"her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"
BroaderconstrictedDrawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically
Spanishapretado, constreñido

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