• Pinching Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pinch
  2. (a.) Compressing; nipping; griping; niggardly; as, pinching cold; a pinching parsimony.

• Pinch Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To seize by way of theft; to steal; also, to catch; to arrest.
  2. (n.) As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff.
  3. (n.) A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip.
  4. (v. i.) To take hold; to grip, as a dog does.
  5. (v. t.) o seize; to grip; to bite; -- said of animals.
  6. (v. t.) To plait.
  7. (v. t.) Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money.
  8. (v. t.) To move, as a railroad car, by prying the wheels with a pinch. See Pinch, n., 4.
  9. (n.) Pian; pang.
  10. (v. i.) To spare; to be niggardly; to be covetous.
  11. (v. t.) To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the fingers, between teeth or claws, or between the jaws of an instrument; to squeeze or compress, as between any two hard bodies.
  12. (v. i.) To act with pressing force; to compress; to squeeze; as, the shoe pinches.
  13. (n.) A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, -- used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also pinch bar.

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• Pinchingly Definition & Synonyms

  1. (adv.) In a pinching way.