pinched for

Definition of pinched for

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  not having enough of (something) Students are especially pinched for time at the end of the school year. I'm pinched for cash right now.

Word by Word Definitions

pinchplay pinched
  1. :  to squeeze between the finger and thumb or between the jaws of an instrument

    :  to prune the tip of (a plant or shoot) usually to induce branching

    :  to squeeze or compress painfully

  1. :  a critical juncture :  emergency

    :  pressure, stress

    :  hardship, privation

  1. :  substitute

    :  hit by a pinch hitter


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