- grip (something, typically someone's flesh) tightly and sharply between finger and thumb；use the fingers to remove (a bud or leaves) from a plant to encourage bushy growth
- an act of gripping the skin of someone's body between finger and thumb；an amount of an ingredient that can be held between fingers and thumb
verb: pinch, 3rd person present: pinches, gerund or present participle: pinching, past tense: pinched, past participle: pinched
noun: pinch, plural noun: pinches
- 1. grip (something, typically someone's flesh) tightly and sharply between finger and thumb she pinched his cheek 同義詞
- ▪ use the fingers to remove (a bud or leaves) from a plant to encourage bushy growth pinch out tips of shoots regularly
- ▪ (of a shoe) hurt (a foot) by being too tight Mrs. Grandison's pointed, Italian-style shoes were already beginning to pinch her feet if your shoes pinch, take them off 同義詞
- ▪ compress (the lips), especially with worry or tension Aunt Rose pinched her thin lips together
- 2. move one's finger and thumb apart or bring them together on (a touchscreen) in order to zoom into or out of an image, activate a function, etc. to explore in more detail just pinch the screen you can pinch on the screen and all the open apps will appear
- 3. informal steal he pinched a handful of candies 同義詞
- ▪ British arrest (someone) I was pinched for speeding 同義詞
- 4. live in a frugal way if I pinch and scrape, I might manage 同義詞
- 5. sail (a boat) so close to the wind that the sails begin to lose power.
- 1. an act of gripping the skin of someone's body between finger and thumb he gave her a gentle pinch 同義詞
- ▪ an amount of an ingredient that can be held between fingers and thumb add a pinch of salt 同義詞
- 2. informal an arrest.
- ▪ an act of theft or plagiarism.