Meaning of “pinched” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “pinched” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)