pinch for

pinch for

1. To steal something, especially something small in size or amount, on behalf of someone else. A noun or pronoun is used between "pinch" and "for." See if you can pinch a chocolate bar for me while you're in the gas station.
2. To arrest someone for committing some crime. A noun or pronoun is used between "pinch" and "for." They pinched him for stealing cigarettes from the convenience store.
See also: pinch

pinch someone for something

Sl. to arrest someone for something. The cops pinched Max for driving without a license. Max was pinched for speeding.
See also: pinch
References in periodicals archive ?
The participants were asked to pinch for 3 to 5 seconds for each trial.
Pinch for his tremendous service to the Company during this past year, as he has been one of the driving forces behind the Company's development to this point.