pinched

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pinched

  1. simple past tense and past participle of pinch

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pinched

  1. Very thin
    • 2003, J. K. Rowling, chapter 1, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
      He was a skinny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who had the pinched, slightly unhealthy look of someone who has grown a lot in a short space of time.
  2. (of a person or their face) tense and pale from cold, worry, or hunger.
  3. Compressed
    • 2010, Clifford D. Stark & ‎Elizabeth Shimer Bowers, Living with Sports Injuries, ISBN 1438130767, page 40:
      If your sport makes you prone to violent neck motions, you are at risk for a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve occurs when a cervical disc ruptures, and the jellylike material from inside the disc presses on a nerve.

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