Definition of Pinch. Meaning of Pinch. Synonyms of Pinch

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Definition of Pinch

Pinch
Pinch Pinch, v. t. To seize by way of theft; to steal; also, to catch; to arrest. [Slang] --Robert Barr.
Pinch
Pinch Pinch, v. i. 1. To act with pressing force; to compress; to squeeze; as, the shoe pinches. 2. (Hunt.) To take hold; to grip, as a dog does. [Obs.] 3. To spare; to be niggardly; to be covetous. --Gower. The wretch whom avarice bids to pinch and spare. --Franklin. To pinch at, to find fault with; to take exception to. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Pinch
Pinch Pinch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinched; p. pr. & vb. n. Pinching.] [F. pincer, probably fr. OD. pitsen to pinch; akin to G. pfetzen to cut, pinch; perhaps of Celtic origin. Cf. Piece.] 1. To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the fingers, between teeth or claws, or between the jaws of an instrument; to squeeze or compress, as between any two hard bodies. 2. o seize; to grip; to bite; -- said of animals. [Obs.] He [the hound] pinched and pulled her down. --Chapman. 3. To plait. [Obs.] Full seemly her wimple ipinched was. --Chaucer. 4. Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money. Want of room . . . pinching a whole nation. --Sir W. Raleigh. 5. To move, as a railroad car, by prying the wheels with a pinch. See Pinch, n., 4.

Meaning of Pinch from wikipedia

- Pinch or pinching may refer to: Pinch (action), to grip an object or substance between two fingers. Pinch (unit), a very small amount of an ingredient...
- In baseball, a pinch hitter is a substitute batter. Batters can be substituted at any time while the ball is dead (not in active play); the manager may...
- (after Willard Harrison Bennett), electromagnetic pinch, magnetic pinch, pinch effect or plasma pinch. Pinches occur naturally in electrical discharges such...
- A pinch runner is a baseball player substituted for the specific purpose of replacing a player on base. The pinch runner may be faster or otherwise more...
- Star Trek universe, the Vulcan nerve pinch is a technique used mainly by Vulcans to render unconsciousness by pinching a pressure point at the base of the...
- Pinch analysis is a methodology for minimising energy consumption of chemical processes by calculating thermodynamically feasible energy targets (or minimum...
- In fusion power research, the Z-pinch, also known as zeta pinch, is a type of plasma confinement system that uses an electrical current in the plasma...
- Pinch (born Andrew Pinching) was the drummer in punk band the ****ed from 1999 to 2019. He was a founding member of the English Dogs. Varga, George (22...
- To take something with a "grain of salt" or "pinch of salt" is an English language idiom that means to view something with skepticism or not to interpret...
- Pinch point may refer to: Pinch point (economics), the level of inventories of a commodity or product below which consumers become concerned about security...
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