Definition Of pinch


an act of gripping the skin of someone's body between finger and thumb.

he gave her a gentle pinch

an arrest.

arrest (someone).

I was pinched for speeding

grip (something, typically someone's flesh) tightly and sharply between finger and thumb.

she pinched his cheek

live in a frugal way.

if I pinch and scrape , I might manage

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Example Of pinch

  • pinch out tips of shoots regularly

  • add a pinch of salt

  • Adding a pinch of MSG to my unreduced stock made it taste more brothy - that is, more like reduced stock.

  • Ally felt a pinch as she looked at him; she hated to know that he was hurting.

  • And I am not sure I would be swayed by the statement that a suicide bomber suffers no more pain than that of a pinch .

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