Synonyms of pinched


1. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, grip

usage: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

2. crimp, pinch, fold, fold up, turn up

usage: make ridges into by pinching together

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

usage: make off with belongings of others

4. top, pinch, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back

usage: cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"

5. pinch, vellicate, irritate

usage: 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"


1. adenoidal, pinched, nasal, high (vs. low), high-pitched

usage: sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"

2. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted, thin (vs. fat), lean

usage: 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(predicate), penniless, penurious, pinched, poor (vs. rich)

usage: not having enough money to pay for necessities

4. pinched, constricted (vs. unconstricted)

usage: as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her"

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