Predicate: pinch

Roleset id: pinch.01 , squeeze tightly to cause pain, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pinch.01: PINCH-V NOTES: Frames file for 'pinch' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entries 20-1 and 10.5, Framenet entries Manipulation and Theft. (from pinch.01-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pinch (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: pincher, agent (vnrole: 20-1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing touched (vnrole: 20-1-Experiencer)
        Arg2-MNR: touched with, if separate from agent (vnrole: 20-1-Instrument)

Example: transitive passive

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: perfect,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        A BMA spokesman said ``runaway medical costs'' have made health insurance ``a significant challenge,'' and margins-1 also have been pinched [*-1] by changes in the mix of life-insurance products consumers now demand.

        ArgM-DIS: also
        Rel: pinched
        Arg1: [*-1]
        Arg0: by changes in the mix of life-insurance products consumers now demand

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        [The imposition of austerity measures, starting last October,]-1 already had begun [*-1]to pinch when the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 4 and subsequent events tugged the belt far tighter.

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: pinch
        ArgM-TMP: when the massacre in Tiananmen Square on June 4 and subsequent events tugged the belt far tighter

Example: semi-idiomatic

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        The deposits came from savings kept in a Tupperware breadbox; he-2 saved $47,000 in 1974-81 by [*-2] living with family members and pinching pennies and $45,000 of secret gifts from his remorseful father, who had abandoned the family in 1955.

        Arg0: [*-2]
        Rel: pinching
        Arg1: pennies

Example: all args

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        Mary pinched John's toes with a vise-grip.

        Arg0: Mary
        Rel: pinched
        Arg1: John's toes
        Arg2: with a vise-grip

Roleset id: pinch.02 , slangy steal, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pinch.02: PINCH-V NOTES: Frames file for 'pinch' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entries 20-1 and 10.5, Framenet entries Manipulation and Theft. (from pinch.02-v predicate notes)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pinch (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: thief, agent (vnrole: 10.5-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: thing stolen (vnrole: 10.5-Theme)
        Arg2-DIR: stolen from (vnrole: 10.5-Source)

Example: just transitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        ... and, what PASOK's cut was from the $210 million [0] Mr. Koskotas pinched [*T*-2].

        Arg0: Mr. Koskotas
        Rel: pinched
        Arg1: [*T*-2]
        ArgM-RCL: [0] -> the $210 million

Roleset id: pinch.03 , various idioms, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

pinch.03: PINCH-V NOTES: Frame created by Jena. (from pinch.03-v)

Aliases:

AliasFrameNetVerbNet
pinch (v.)

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: agent
        Arg1-PPT: thing pinched

Example: pinch pennies

        Why-1 should we pinch pennies all the time * just to spend our money on something like that *T*-1?

        Arg0: we
        Rel: pinch
        Arg1: pennies
        ArgM-TMP: all the time
        ArgM-PRP: * just to spend our money on something like that
        ArgM-CAU: *T*-1