Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] PINCH NP2
Edmund pinched the bridge of his nose.
Before speaking he pinched the raven, which squawked angrily.
The doctors thought for the longest time that I had just pinched the nerve.
During the body work, that repair man had pinched the line.
Our parents could really pinch a penny.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[topic] PINCH NP2
NOTE: compare to Sense 1 where NP1 is [agent]
These shoes pinch my feet.
Demographic trends will pinch government budgets.
The strike has pinched spending in Topeka.
The embargo pinches at the very heart of this country's economy.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
Who pinched the toilet paper?
I think he pinched that hat from the wardrobe department.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
You should pinch the plants back to create more branching and more flowers.
But the asters are newer to me, and I've been wondering if I should pinch.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4