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Definition of Pinch


  1. To seize by way of theft; to steal; also, to catch; to arrest.
  2. 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.
  3. o seize; to grip; to bite; -- said of animals.
  4. To plait.
  5. Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money.
  6. To move, as a railroad car, by prying the wheels with a pinch. See Pinch, n., 4.
  7. To act with pressing force; to compress; to squeeze; as, the shoe pinches.
  8. To take hold; to grip, as a dog does.
  9. To spare; to be niggardly; to be covetous.
  10. A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip.
  11. As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff.
  12. Pian; pang.
  13. A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also pinch bar.

Pinch Quotations

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
Bo Bennett

You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy.
Harry Styles

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
John Locke

Our incomes should be like our shoes; if too small, they will gall and pinch us; but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip.
Charles Caleb Colton

There are days that I wake up and I complain, and when I complain I pinch myself and say, 'that's for complaining.' Not many people can do what they really like in life.
Enrique Iglesias
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Pinch Translations

pinch in Dutch is klemmen, tokkelen, knijpen, nijpen
pinch in French is pincon, pincer, caponner
pinch in German is kneife, Kniff, zwicken
pinch in Italian is pizzicare
pinch in Spanish is pizcar, apuro
pinch in Swedish is knipa, nypa
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