English version

pinch something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpinch something ↔ out phrasal verbto remove a small part of a plant with your fingers Pinch out any side shoots to make the plant grow upwards. pinch→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pinch outHe pinched some out and cleaned it on a crumpled paper bag, not knowing what to say.
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Verb table
pinch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypinch
he, she, itpinches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypinched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pinched
he, she, ithas pinched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pinched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pinch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pinched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pinching
he, she, itis pinching
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you, we, theyare pinching
Past
I, he, she, itwas pinching
you, we, theywere pinching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pinching
he, she, ithas been pinching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pinching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pinching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pinching
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