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pinion (verb) hold or tie up a person.
When you pinion someone you hold them tightly or tie up their arms so that they cannot move. You pinion a person against a wall if you fix them against a wall so that they cannot move. You pinion a person against the ground if you pin them to the ground and donít allow them to move.
- The police overpowered the burly thief and pinioned him against the wall, with him facing the wall and with his hands tied up.
- With her both hands pinioned there was nothing she could do. Her legs were free but that could not help her in any way to escape.