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- (transitive) To keep at a distance
2015 January 31, Daniel Taylor, “David Silva seizes point for Manchester City as Chelsea are checked”, in The Guardian (London):
- They were certainly the more rounded team and it was unusual, to say the least, to see Chelsea with home advantage being pinned back into their own half.
2011 December 29, Keith Jackson, “SPL: Celtic 1 Rangers 0”, in Daily Record:
- For a solid five minutes or so Rangers pinned Celtic back and probed at them.