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pinched

1. slang Arrested by the police. Don't get yourself pinched while you're looting their warehouse. I heard he was pinched for stealing cigarettes.
2. slang Stolen. I had a feeling the goods he was showing me were pinched, so I called the police as soon as I got home.
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pinched

mod. arrested. (see also cop, pinch.) Sam got pinched for a parole violation.
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Some common activities that can cause a pinched nerve include carrying a heavy purse on one shoulder, hunching one shoulder to hold your phone to your ear, and sleeping on pillows that don't support the proper alignment of your spine while you're sleeping.
Meanwhile, the rest of the list of most commonly pinched items includes mugs from Upper Class and Premium Economy cabins, blankets from all cabins, Noble Isle hand wash and hand cream from the bathrooms, cutlery, safety cards and, strangely rounding out the list - sick bags.
Laura Gardiner, an analyst at the Resolution Foundation who carried out the research, said: "The majority of the housing pinched are in work but on low and middle incomes, leaving little left over after housing costs to spend on other essentials.
If the pinched nerve doesn't improve within some weeks, surgery may be necessary to relieve the pressure.
I saw Dad run toward me with his face all pinched with anger.
Tilting the mold ensures that the parison is pinched far enough down the handle to avoid thin sections.
If too much water gets in because of a crushed or pinched seal, the desiccant will become totally saturated.
Q should the cherry tomato Gardener's Delight have its sideshoots pinched out as in varieties with full-sized fruits?
In any variant of this process, a parison is extruded, pinched off at the top and bottom, then blown into a part that takes the shape of the mold cavity.
Unlike calluses, warts hurt more when pinched than when pressed, and they interrupt the skin lines like islands in a rippling pond, while calluses have continuous "fingerprints."
Next, they pinched their fingers and thumb together in the air as practice before pinching the clay.
The power steering hose, NSN 4720-01-346-6252, on some M1074P1 and M1075P1 vehicles may be pinched between the right rear armor panel and the right side armor mine blast panel.
For example, a long, tubular blow molded tank for a truck may be pinched off only at the ends.
Every two days they pinched the rats' toes and watched for leg movement as an indicator of regained sensation.
He said yesterday: "I hold my hands up, I did pinch her bum and it was stupid of me." But the shocked 46-year-old added: "Every person in the land must have pinched someone else's bottom or had their own bum pinched at one time or another.