n. A rock climbing term for a handhold that is best gripped sideways, with the thumb and the other four fingers on opposite sides of the hold.

v. To use a pinch hold.
Frustrated first-timer: How the hell am I supposed to use this hold?
Annoyed belayer: Just pinch it!
Frustrated first-timer: What does that even mean?

Scott: Hey do you have any beta for that route you just sent?
John: Yeah, see that pinch near the first bolt? It's easier if you go for it with your left hand.
by thispseudonymisnottaken December 09, 2010
10 Words related to pinch
Top Definition
To steal a small amount of Marijuana from someone elses bag.
"I'm gonna pinch a bud out of the bag while he's in the bathroom."
by BattlesOddjob June 09, 2004
1)in a tight spot 2)got caught by the cops
by Anonymous January 18, 2003
Grabbing chewing tabacco with your thumb and index finger and putting it in your mouth.
always there in a pinch
by Anonymous May 01, 2003
To take something.
I pinched a cigarette from my dad
by d-unit August 14, 2003

Refers specifically to eviction from rented residential property for failing to pay rent.

Occasionally, landlords will warn their tenants who are behind on rent with this euphemistic term.
The landlord is going to "pinch" the tenant for not paying rent.

During the recession, lots of people cannot afford their rent, so they are being "pinched."

He is behind on his rent; therefore, he is facing "pinching."

According to some interpretations, the song "Pinch Me" by the "Barenaked Ladies" uses this term with this meaning. The narrarator is unemployed and cannot pay his rent, and he is resigning himself to his inevitable fate of homelessness.
by Bed Time November 29, 2009
The act of prolonging a bowell movement by flexing the sphincter muscle. Sometimes the pinch is not administered in time which leads to a head of feces protruding resembling a turltes head; making an unpleasant mark in the undergarments and resulting in a foul odor.
I had to leave the party because of a bad pinch.
by JAZ October 14, 2004
v.: to steal, in particular, to steal drugs

cf: nick, lift, gank, snag,boost
"i pinched an eighth from his stash."
by wayfarer April 27, 2005

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