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Adjective
Predisposed against giving or sharing
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“He was a pinching man, and he liked his money dearly.”
Adjective
Having quick, light and nimble fingers
Verb
Catching or apprehending someone
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“Police managed to pinch two trespassers, but the others got away.”
Verb
Present participle for to apply pressure by squeezing
“I pinch my skin to try to wake myself up, but nothing happens.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to twist or pinch with a sharp or sudden movement
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Present participle for squash
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Present participle for to wear away or cause damage through applied friction
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Present participle for fold or curl
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Present participle for to cause sudden intense pain in the bowels
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Present participle for to obtain money or favors by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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Present participle for to draw or make tight or taut
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to remove or take out, especially with effort or force
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Present participle for to strike or pick up with the beak
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Present participle for wish that someone did not have
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Present participle for to mark or become marked with a scar
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Present participle for to cause pain or injury to
Noun
The fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner
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An extreme unwillingness to spend money
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Careful management of available resources
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The action of arresting someone
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