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"pinched" in British English

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pinchedadjective

uk   us   /pɪntʃt/
A pinched ​face is ​thin and ​pale: He had that pinched ​look that ​suggestspoverty and ​lack of ​nourishment.
(Definition of pinched from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pinchedadjective

 us   /pɪntʃt/
(of someone’s ​face) ​thin and ​anxious, or (of ​clothing) ​narrow: Nora was ​short, with a pinched ​face, and ​worethickglasses with ​wirerims. Her ​dress was pinched at the ​waist. A ​person or ​organization that is pinched does not have enough ​money: The ​spaceprogram is pinched.
(Definition of pinched from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pinched”
in Chinese (Simplified) (脸)消瘦的,苍白清瘦的…
in Turkish (yüz) süzülmüş, solgun, bitkin…
in Russian осунувшийся…
in Chinese (Traditional) (臉)消瘦的,蒼白清瘦的…
in Polish wychudły, ściągnięty…
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