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pinched

adjective

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pinched

verb
past tense of pinch

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1 to squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points
  • the zipper on those jeans always pinches me

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2 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • pinched the earrings while the boutique owner was distracted by another customer

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3 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • pinched the purse snatcher just two blocks from where he had robbed the old lady

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4 to avoid unnecessary waste or expense
  • if we pinch hard for the upcoming year, we can probably afford the vacation at that fancy resort

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“Pinched.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pinched. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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