pinch off

pinch (one) off

vulgar slang To defecate, especially quickly. Give me a minute, I just need to go pinch one off and then I'll be ready to leave.
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pinch something off (of) something

 and pinch something off
to sever something from something by pinching. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Pinch the buds off the lower branches so the one at the top will bloom. Pinch off the lower buds.
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Feed them to give them energy, and be sure to pinch off flower heads - they take strength from foliage.
Pinch off flowers and harvest leaves regularly for bushy growth.
Pinch off non-flowering shoots from the current year's growth.
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3) As the plants begin to grow, pinch off the flower buds, which otherwise would develop into fruit.
For bottom fishing, one good rigging technique is to pinch off the tail of the shrimp and rig it like a Texas-rigged bass worm: Thread the hookpoint through the tail, out the belly of the bait, and then turn the hook to bury the point in the "chest.
I pinch off one or two segments (leaving three or four segments intact) and slide the first segment of the string onto a tiny bare jig hook, so the other segments ride free beyond the hook.
9 Pinch off faded rose flowers to encourage more flowers later.
The first is to pinch off the top half-inch of stem at this time of year for fall blooming plants.
Pinch off the ends of the cloves and add them to the pan, throw away the stalks.
When the first beans start to form, pinch off the top 10cm (4in) of stem to reap an earlier harvest.
This sacrifice, in which bacteria pinch off minuscule spheres called vesicles, may influence climate change by affecting how much carbon dioxide the oceans can absorb.
Harvest cucumbers and continue to pinch off the tips of side-shoots two leaves beyond a female flower.
2 Deadhead roses - don't just pinch off the dead flower as this will cause the stem to go brown and die back.
First discovered in yeast as rings that pinch off dividing cells, septins are Guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP)-binding proteins that are integral to a cell's dynamic skeleton.