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Noun
Tight pressing
“Her friends encouraged her and Megan reached over to pinch the skin on the back of Rick's kneecap.”
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An amount of an ingredient that can be held between fingers and thumb
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“For the pastry, place the flour and butter in a food processor with a pinch of salt and whizz until breadcrumbs.”
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The act of stealing or unlawfully taking possession of
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An insufficient amount or supply (of something)
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Extreme stress or need
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“I'd trust her in a pinch.”
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The action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
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The state or quality of being poor or destitute
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A sudden, sharp localized pain
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Critical juncture
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Seizing something
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An act of tucking
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A feeling of self-consciousness, shame, or awkwardness
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The action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody
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(of a shoe) To hurt (a foot) by being too tight
“There's no point in buying shoes that will pinch your toes and cramp your feet all day long.”
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Live in a frugal way
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“It's said that Chicago Bears founder George Halas pinched pennies so tightly that his thumbprint looked like the profile of Abraham Lincoln.”
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Steal or take without permission
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“The thieves didn't pinch the tapes of the show, for some reason, which suggests they were pretty discerning.”
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To arrest (someone)
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“He wanted the police to portray themselves as the rabbit, but a day later, he's pinched.”
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To apply pressure by squeezing
“If you can see it biting you, you simply pinch the skin on either side of its proboscus, which means it can't extract it and fly away.”
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To twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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Squash
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Make narrower, especially by encircling pressure
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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Fold or curl
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To cause sudden intense pain in the bowels
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To loot or plunder by force
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To obtain money or favours by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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To draw or make tight or taut
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To push, fold, or turn (the edges or ends of something, especially a garment or bedclothes) so as to hide or secure them
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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Wish that someone did not have
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To mark or become marked with a scar
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To cause pain or injury to
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