French translation of pinched
- (= drawn) [face, features]
tiré(e)pinched with cold
transi(e) de froid
- (= short of)
pinched for money
à court d'argentpinched for space
Example Sentences Including 'pinched'
Hands tore her bra off, cupped her breasts roughly, pinched her nipples to hurt.Death of a Nymph
He wore a long-sleeved white shirt with cuffs pinched by heavy gold studs, no tie, his neck at his throat ageing him.A DARKENING STAIN (2002)
His nostrils flared slightly and he pinched the end of his nose.Whistler in the Dark
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- (with fingers)
pincement mto give sb a pinch
pincer qnat a pinch (British) (= if absolutely necessary)
à la rigueurin a pinch (US) (= if absolutely necessary)
à la rigueurto be in a pinch (= in a difficult situation)
être dans le pétrinto be feeling the pinch (= suffer financially) [company]
- [of salt, spice]
- (with fingers)
⇒ He pinched me!
Il m'a pincé!to pinch sb's arm
pincer le bras de qnto pinch o.s. (figurative)
⇒ I kept pinching myself to prove that it wasn't all a dream.
Je n'arrêtais pas de me pincer pour être sûr que tout cela n'était pas un rêve.
- (informal, = steal)
⇒ Who's pinched my pen?
Qui est-ce qui m'a piqué mon stylo?
Example Sentences Including 'pinch'
Below his chin, his fingers pry open the tin, select a cigarette paper and a pinch of tobacco.Looking For the Spark
You can't pinch my school work, you have to do it by yourself.The Golden Lion
We shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch.THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
Translation of pinched from the Collins English to French Dictionary
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