pinching

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pinching (comparative more pinching, superlative most pinching)

  1. That pinches, or causes such a sensation
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      It was one January morning, very early — a pinching, frosty morning — the cove all gray with hoar-frost, the ripple lapping softly on the stones, the sun still low and only touching the hilltops and shining far to seaward.

Verb[edit]

pinching

  1. Present participle of pinch.

Noun[edit]

pinching (plural pinchings)

  1. The act of one who or that which pinches.
    • 2012, Paul Theroux, The Lower River
      Simon ate an orange, removing the peel in fastidious pinchings, such delicacy in a dugout on a river flowing through the bush.