Definitions of pinch:
  • noun:   a squeeze with the fingers
  • noun:   an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
  • noun:   a painful or straitened circumstance
    Example: "The pinch of the recession"
  • noun:   small sharp biting
  • noun:   a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
  • noun:   the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • noun:   a slight but appreciable addition
  • verb:   irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
    Example: "The pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
  • verb:   squeeze tightly between the fingers
    Example: "He pinched her behind"
  • verb:   cut the top off
  • verb:   make ridges into by pinching together
  • verb:   make off with belongings of others
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #33064)

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