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Overview of verb pinch

The verb pinch has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch

(squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")

2. (2) crimp, pinch

(make ridges into by pinching together)

3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

(make off with belongings of others)

4. top, pinch

(cut the top off; "top trees and bushes")

5. pinch, vellicate

(irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back")


Overview of adj pinched

The adj pinched has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) adenoidal, pinched, nasal

(sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice")

2. (1) bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted

(very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")

3. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances, penniless, penurious, pinched

(not having enough money to pay for necessities)

4. pinched

(as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her")

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