pinch from

pinch from (one)

To steal (something) from one, especially something that is small in size or amount. A noun or pronoun can used between "pinch" and "from" to specify what was taken. I heard he was grounded for a month for pinching from his parents. They arrested her for pinching wallets and purses from tourists in the city center.
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pinch something from someone or something

Sl. to steal something from someone or something. Sam pinched an apple from the produce stand. We saw a pickpocket pinch a wallet from an old man.
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