Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Compressing; nipping; griping; niggardly
  • adjective a pinch bar. See Pinch, n., 4.
  • adjective a check nut. See under Check, n.

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  • adjective That pinches, or causes such a sensation
  • verb Present participle of pinch.

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Examples

  • They're giving new meaning to the term pinching pennies.

    CNN Transcript Feb 7, 2009

  • "Ay, captain, I have drove many a bargain in my time, and sometimes I have been paid in money, and sometimes I have been paid in promises; now the last are what I call pinching food."

    The Prairie

  • Then her lips thinned, her expression pinching at Pearl Hand’s disrespect.

    Fire The Sky

  • Then her lips thinned, her expression pinching at Pearl Hand’s disrespect.

    Fire The Sky

  • We lived well then, not like now with all this debt, all this coin pinching.

    Wildfire

  • We lived well then, not like now with all this debt, all this coin pinching.

    Wildfire

  • We lived well then, not like now with all this debt, all this coin pinching.

    Wildfire

  • Ohlund tied it again after pinching from the point and Luongo kept it tied with a point-blank pad save to take an empty net away from Boyes with 8 minutes left.

    USATODAY.com

  • Not to say that either was pinching from the other - (though maybe drinking the same koolaid around the 1960s) - only that there are striking similarities I'd never noticed until now.

    The New Lou Review

  • Not to say that either was pinching from the other - (though maybe drinking the same koolaid around the 1960s) - only that there are striking similarities I'd never noticed until now.

    Archive 2006-08-01

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