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English definition of “pinched”

pinched

adjective    /pɪntʃt/
(of someone’s face) thin and anxious, or (of clothing) narrow: Nora was short, with a pinched face, and wore thick glasses with wire rims. Her dress was pinched at the waist. A person or organization that is pinched does not have enough money: The space program is pinched.
(Definition of pinched adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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