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Pinch small duck (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

steal

'pinch' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'small duck' is the wordplay.
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'duck' becomes 'teal' (teal is a kind of duck).
's'+'teal'='STEAL'

(Other definitions for steal that I've seen before include "Rob" , "Make off with" , "Take illegally" , "Pilfer" , "Nick" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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