Definition of Pinching

1. a. Compressing; nipping; griping; niggardly; as, pinching cold; a pinching parsimony.



Definition of Pinching

1. Adjective. That pinches, or causes such a sensation ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of pinch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinching

1. pinch [v] - See also: pinch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinching

pinche
pincheck
pinchecks
pinched
pinched look
pinchem
pincher
pinchers
pinches
pinches of salt
pinchfist
pinchfists
pinchgut
pinchguts
pinchily
pinching (current term)
pinching pennies
pinchingly
pinchings
pinchite
pinchlike
pinchpennies
pinchpenny
pincht
pinchy
pincoffin
pincpinc
pincurl clip
pincushion
pincushion distortion

Literary usage of Pinching

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1. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1860)
"But when the pinching is performed at the proper time the shoot ceases to lengthen, and the lower pair of leaves remains near the base. ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1881)
"... playing odd-or-even under the master's eye, eating apples openly and without rebuke, pinching each other in sport or malice without the least reserve, ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... and starving the living" Alluding to his charging provisions for those that had been long dead, and at the same time pinching out for his own gain, ..."

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