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pinching

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the quality or practice of being overly sparing with money
  • this constant pinching is getting ridiculous—we can afford to turn on one or two lights!
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pinching

verb , present participle of pinch

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1 to squeeze tightly between two surfaces, edges, or points
  • the zipper on those jeans always pinches me
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2 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • pinched the earrings while the boutique owner was distracted by another customer
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3 to take or keep under one's control by authority of law
  • pinched the purse snatcher just two blocks from where he had robbed the old lady
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4 to avoid unnecessary waste or expense
  • if we pinch hard for the upcoming year, we can probably afford the vacation at that fancy resort
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