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Adjective
Thin or gaunt in physique or appearance
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“He was a skinny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who had the pinched, slightly unhealthy look of someone who has grown a lot in a short space of time.”
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Pale or ashen in complexion
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“Nathan was tall, with a pale, pinched face, and David was shorter and almost stocky, with a tan and brownish hair.”
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Looking tense, tired or stressed, typically from cold or hunger
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“Anxiety is what you read in the whites of her eyes, her pinched cheeks and her stringy hair.”
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Of small width in relation to length
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Difficult or impossible to read
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That has been stolen
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Squeezed or confined
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(of a person's eyes or cheeks) Deeply recessed, especially as a result of illness, hunger, or stress
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To have dispossessed someone of something
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“The thieves didn't pinch the tapes of the show, for some reason, which suggests they were pretty discerning.”
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Past tense for to apply pressure by squeezing
“I pinch my skin to try to wake myself up, but nothing happens.”
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Past tense for to crush by being too tight, such as a foot by a shoe
“There's no point in buying shoes that will pinch your toes and cramp your feet all day long.”
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Past tense for to cause or feel pain by applying pressure
“I did pinch a nerve, which caused my whole left side to tingle non-stop for the rest of the class.”
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Past tense for to arrest (someone)
“Police managed to pinch two trespassers, but the others got away.”
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Past tense for to live in a frugal way
“Moreover, currency was devalued, so Beethoven's yearly grants were not worth as much, and he had to pinch pennies late in his career.”
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Past tense for to twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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Past tense for squash
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Past tense for to be frugal or live economically
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Past tense for fold or curl
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Past tense for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Past tense for to obtain money or favors by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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Past tense for to push, fold, or turn (the edges or ends of something, especially a garment or bedclothes) so as to hide or secure them
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Past tense for to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Past tense for wish that someone did not have
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Past tense for to mark or become marked with a scar
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Past tense for to cause pain or injury to
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