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pinion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpinionpin‧ion1 /ˈpɪnjən/ verb 🔊 🔊 [transitive always + adverb/preposition]HOLD to hold or tie someone’s arms or legs very tightly, so that they cannot move freely 🔊 My arms were pinioned behind me by the policemen.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
pinionI struggled to rise but my arms were pinioned.She made contact and heard an exclamation of pain and then her arms were pinioned behind her and she was powerless.With a groan, Vitor drew her up against him and pinioned her in his arms.One hand on each side of her waist, he pinioned her, slid his tongue into her mouth.She swung the door against me, pinioning me between it and the wall.Her arms were pinioned tightly behind her.Being pinioned to a warm soft body: Thérèse liked it.Once engaged in hand-to-hand combat in this way the Squig Hopper is pinioned to the ground and does not move away.But such rescues were the exception as time ran out for those pinioned under collapsed concrete walls and tangled girders.
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pinionpinion2 noun 🔊 🔊 [countable]T a small wheel, with teeth on its outer edge, that fits into a larger wheel and turns it or is turned by it
Examples from the Corpus
pinionThe upper deck windows could also be opened and closed together, with a rack and pinion device.A hydraulically powered rack and pinion swings the machine through 210°.It held its wings like two huge black flags - only the great pinions fluttered slightly.Does anybody make pinions which I can use to put into the transfer box to replace the existing ones?The old pinions used to hurt the old fellows so.With his good hand Rhayader spread one of its immense white pinions.
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Verb table
pinion
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypinion
he, she, itpinions
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypinioned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pinioned
he, she, ithas pinioned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pinioned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pinion
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pinioned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pinioning
he, she, itis pinioning
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you, we, theyare pinioning
Past
I, he, she, itwas pinioning
you, we, theywere pinioning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pinioning
he, she, ithas been pinioning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pinioning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pinioning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pinioning
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