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Verb
To apply pressure by squeezing
“I pinch my skin to try to wake myself up, but nothing happens.”
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To crush by being too tight, such as a foot by a shoe
“There's no point in buying shoes that will pinch your toes and cramp your feet all day long.”
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To cause or feel pain by applying pressure
“I did pinch a nerve, which caused my whole left side to tingle non-stop for the rest of the class.”
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To 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)
“Police managed to pinch two trespassers, but the others got away.”
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To live in a frugal way
“Moreover, currency was devalued, so Beethoven's yearly grants were not worth as much, and he had to pinch pennies late in his career.”
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To compress into small folds or ridges
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To take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own
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Squash
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To reduce in size, especially through the application of pressure
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To give (something) resentfully, unwillingly or sparingly
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To wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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To obtain money or favors by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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To remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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To cause pain or injury to
Noun
Plural for the action of squeezing something
“Esther looked at Millie's midriff and gave it a pinch, which was sudden and intrusive.”
Noun
Plural for a slight painful sensation
“Trey felt a pinch on his middle finger. He promptly looked down and saw a red ant twitching and dying on the ground after injecting its venom.”
Noun
Plural for a small amount of something
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“For the pastry, place the flour and butter in a food processor with a pinch of salt.”
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Plural for an insufficient amount or supply (of something)
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“You'll be feeling the financial pinch, and so your mind will be more focused on getting the best from the money you have.”
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Plural for an awkward situation of some kind which is difficult to escape
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“He was in a pinch, and the trouble was of his own devising.”
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(slang) Plural for the action of seizing someone and taking them into custody
“They wanted to pin something on the men so that they could get the credit for the pinch just in case their suspicions were correct.”
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Plural for the act of stealing or unlawfully taking possession of
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Plural for seizing something
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Plural for a fold or furrow on a fabric or garment
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