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Pinch

Definition

[n] the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
[n] a squeeze with the fingers
[n] small sharp biting
[n] a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
[n] a slight but appreciable addition; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
[n] an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
[n] a painful or straitened circumstance; "the pinch of the recession"
[v] irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
[v] cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
[v] squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
[v] make ridges into by pinching together
[v] make off with belongings of others

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