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Meaning of pinched

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal
             voice" [syn: {adenoidal}, {pinched}, {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}, {pinched}, {skeletal}, {wasted}]
      3: not having enough money to pay for necessities [syn: {hard
         up}, {impecunious}, {in straitened circumstances(p)},
         {penniless}, {penurious}, {pinched}]
      4: as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her
         pointed shoes were killing her"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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