Meaning of “pinch” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /pɪntʃ/

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.
STEAL mainly UK informal

to steal something that does not have much value:

Who's pinched my ruler?

(Definition of “pinch verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)