from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That pinches, or causes such a sensation
  • v. Present participle of pinch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Compressing; nipping; griping; niggardly


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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

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  • "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."

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

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


  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Goverments Destabalise society delibretly by reducing police numbers and penny pinching from the poor then fear really works well its all part of their game

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  • Defenseman Keith Carney scored the only goal Anaheim needed midway through the first period, pinching from the left point to the hashmark before one-timing Paul Kariya's pass from behind the net for his third goal.

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  • Niedermayer, who was pinching from the left point.

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  • "So sweet," they say in Arabic, pinching her cheeks - hard - the way my grandmother used to pinch mine.

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