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Verb

Infinitive
to pinch

Third person singular
pinch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to pinch (third-person singular simple present pinch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To squeeze a small amount of a person's skin and flesh, making it hurt.
  2. To steal, usually of something almost trivial or inconsequential.
  3. To arrest or capture.

Translations

Noun

Singular
pinch

Plural
pinches

pinch (pinches)
  1. The action of squeezing a small amount of a person's skin and flesh, making it hurt.
  2. A small amount of powder or granules, such that the amount could be held between fingertip and thumb tip.
  3. An awkward situation of some kind (especially money or social) which is difficult to escape.
  4. An organic herbal smoke additive.

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