how to pronounce pinched


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pinched is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of pinched in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… i pinched me many times angela that's …”

meanings of pinched


  1. Financially hurt or damaged.
  2. Very thin, as if drawn together.
  3. Compressed.
  4. Tense and pale from cold, worry, or hunger.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of pinch.

pinched frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word pinched occurs in english on average 2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pinched can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pinched can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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