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pinch

verb [I/T]  us   /pɪntʃ/

pinch verb [I/T] (PRESS)

to tightly press something, esp. someone’s skin, between your finger and thumb or between two surfaces: [T] He pinched his nose together and breathed through his mouth. [T] I had to pinch myself so I’d know I wasn’t dreaming.
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pinch

noun  us   /pɪntʃ/

pinch noun (AMOUNT)

[C] a small amount of something, esp. the amount that you can hold between your finger and thumb: a pinch of nutmeg/pepper
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