1. to squeeze or compress between the finger and thumb, the teeth, the jaws of an instrument, or the like.
2. to constrict or squeeze painfully, as a tight shoe does.
3. to cramp within narrow bounds or quarters: The crowd pinched him into a corner.
4. to render (the face, body, etc.) unnaturally constricted or drawn, as pain or distress does: Years of hardship had pinched her countenance beyond recognition.
5. to affect with sharp discomfort or distress, as co
"nerves can be pinched."
"faces can be pinched."
"looks can be pinched."
"people can be pinched."
"supplies can be pinched."
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