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Main Entry: 1pinch
Pronunciation: primarystresspinch
Function: verb
1 a : to squeeze between the finger and thumb or between the jaws of an instrument b : to nip off (a bud) to control flowering or prune the tip of (a young shoot) to cause branching c : to squeeze painfully
2 : to cause to appear thin, haggard, or shrunken <a face pinched with cold>
3 a : to be thrifty or stingy b : to restrain or limit narrowly
4 a : 1STEAL 2a b : 1ARREST 2
5 a : 3NARROW, TAPER b : to sharply reduce the length or quantity of

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