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English definition of “pinch”

pinch

verb [T]
 
 
/pɪntʃ/
PRESS to press someone's skin tightly between your thumb and first finger, sometimes causing pain: One of the kids had been pinching her and she was crying.Scratching and rubbingHitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
STEAL mainly UK informal to steal something that does not have much value: Who's pinched my ruler?Stealing
(Definition of pinch verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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