"pinching" in the verb sense
1. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
squeeze tightly between the fingers
"He pinched her behind"
"She squeezed the bottle"
2. crimp, pinch
make ridges into by pinching together
3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
make off with belongings of others
4. top, pinch
cut the top off
"top trees and bushes"
5. pinch, vellicate
irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
"smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"
"the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
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