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"pinch" Meaning in English

1. the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
Part of speech : noun
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2. a squeeze with the fingers
Part of speech : noun
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3. a small sharp bite or snip
Part of speech : noun
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4. a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
Part of speech : noun
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5. a slight but appreciable amount
Part of speech : noun
6. an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
Part of speech : noun
7. a painful or straitened circumstance
Part of speech : noun
Example : the pinch of the recession
8. irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
Part of speech : verb
9. cut the top off
Part of speech : verb
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10. to squeeze tightly between the fingers
Part of speech : verb
Example : They pinched my arm when I asked if I was dreaming.
11. make ridges into by pinching together
Part of speech : verb
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12. make off with belongings of others
Part of speech : verb