Adjective "Pinching" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Pinching


    Definition:

    1. to squeeze or compress between the finger and thumb, the teeth, the jaws of an instrument, or the like.

    2. to constrict or squeeze painfully, as a tight shoe does.

    3. to cramp within narrow bounds or quarters: The crowd pinched him into a corner.

    4. to render (the face, body, etc.) unnaturally constricted or drawn, as pain or distress does: Years of hardship had pinched her countenance beyond recognition.

    5. to affect with sharp discomfort or distress, as co

    Origin:
    pinch

    Examples:

    "secrets can be pinching."