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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pinch  \Pinch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pinched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pinching}.]  [F.  pincer,  probably  fr  OD  pitsen  to  pinch; 
  akin  to  G.  pfetzen  to  cut,  pinch;  perhaps  of  Celtic  origin. 
  Cf  {Piece}.] 
  1.  To  press  hard  or  squeeze  between  the  ends  of  the  fingers, 
  between  teeth  or  claws,  or  between  the  jaws  of  an 
  instrument;  to  squeeze  or  compress,  as  between  any  two 
  hard  bodies. 
  2.  o  seize;  to  grip;  to  bite;  --  said  of  animals.  [Obs.] 
  He  [the  hound]  pinched  and  pulled  her  down 
  3.  To  plait.  [Obs.] 
  Full  seemly  her  wimple  ipinched  was  --Chaucer. 
  4.  Figuratively:  To  cramp;  to  straiten;  to  oppress;  to 
  starve;  to  distress;  as  to  be  pinched  for  money. 
  Want  of  room  .  .  .  pinching  a  whole  nation.  --Sir  W. 
  5.  To  move  as  a  railroad  car  by  prying  the  wheels  with  a 
  pinch.  See  {Pinch},  n.,  4. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  sounding  as  if  the  nose  were  pinched;  "a  whining  nasal 
  voice"  [syn:  {adenoidal},  {nasal}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {bony},  {cadaverous},  {emaciated}, 
  {gaunt},  {haggard},  {skeletal},  {wasted}] 
  3:  not  having  enough  money  to  pay  for  necessities  [syn:  {hard 
  up},  {impecunious},  {in  straitened  circumstances(p)},  {penniless}, 
  4:  as  if  squeezed  uncomfortably  tight;  "her  pinched  toes  in  her 
  pointed  shoes  were  killing  her" 

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