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Synonyms for pinch

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pinchverb

    squeeze, grip, press, compress, nip, distress

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinchnoun

    a painful or straitened circumstance

    "the pinch of the recession"

    speck, emergency, jot, apprehension, touch, catch, tinge, soupcon, taking into custody, arrest, mite, collar, tweak, hint, exigency

  2. pinchnoun

    an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

    speck, emergency, jot, apprehension, touch, catch, tinge, soupcon, taking into custody, arrest, mite, collar, tweak, hint, exigency

  3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupconnoun

    a slight but appreciable amount

    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

    hint, touch, touch sensation, signature, intimation, mite, jot, wind, spot, apprehension, corpuscle, sense of touch, exigency, cutaneous senses, suggestion, confidential information, lead, arrest, touch modality, tactile sensation, tinge, soupcon, ghost, speck, touching, particle, clue, taking into custody, steer, undertone, tactual sensation, skin senses, jotting, molecule, atom, pinpoint, collar, emergency, tweak, breath, feeling, contact, catch, trace, tip, mote

  4. emergency, exigency, pinchnoun

    a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

    jot, soupcon, touch, exigency, hand brake, tinge, tweak, catch, emergency brake, speck, hint, collar, mite, apprehension, taking into custody, arrest, emergency, parking brake

  5. nip, pinchnoun

    a small sharp bite or snip

    jot, apprehension, chilliness, touch, flavour, exigency, collar, tinge, relish, tanginess, piquantness, zest, savour, flavor, piquance, soupcon, catch, smack, speck, hint, coolness, tweak, mite, emergency, piquancy, sapidity, taking into custody, arrest, tang, savor, shot

  6. pinch, tweaknoun

    a squeeze with the fingers

    apprehension, jot, soupcon, touch, exigency, collar, tweak, catch, speck, hint, mite, tinge, taking into custody, arrest, emergency

  7. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custodyverb

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

    hitch, hint, touch, understanding, mite, jot, stoppage, apprehension, catch, halt, shoe collar, dog collar, snap, match, snatch, tinge, soupcon, exigency, speck, neckband, collar, taking into custody, leash, stop, discernment, misgiving, emergency, arrest, tweak, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

  8. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitchverb

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"

    cabbage, hook, pressure, nobble, thrust, clip, rack, sting, hale, filch, twitch, gouge, tweet, top, jerk, force, lift, shove, crimp, abstract, twinge, compress, hug, flip, pilfer, embrace, prick, purloin, snarf, compact, press, extort, stuff, squeeze, sneak, contract, squash, nip off, bosom, twirp, swipe, wring, mash, coerce, snip off, wedge, squelch, snip, constrict, crush, vellicate

  9. crimp, pinchverb

    make ridges into by pinching together

    tweet, twitch, crape, filch, sneak, hook, snarf, kink up, frizz, frizzle, crimp, twinge, cabbage, nobble, squeeze, kink, lift, top, swipe, purloin, pilfer, vellicate, abstract

  10. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, liftverb

    make off with belongings of others

    elevate, snitch, rook, mouse, hook, top, victimize, nobble, uprise, arise, cop, cabbage, repeal, abstract, kidnap, vellicate, crimp, snarf, lift, con, vacate, defraud, hornswoggle, reverse, pussyfoot, go up, plagiarise, bring up, airlift, raise, rob, plume, revoke, pilfer, accost, overcharge, knock off, sneak, rise, abduct, move up, thieve, addict, crochet, filch, get up, squeeze, gyp, swindle, come up, creep, diddle, wind, pluck, swipe, solicit, countermand, bunco, twitch, rear, soak, rustle, hoist, short-change, goldbrick, snatch, purloin, scam, tweet, snare, face-lift, fleece, mulct, gip, plagiarize, gazump, surcharge, twinge, rescind, annul, slip, overturn, glom

  11. top, pinchverb

    cut the top off

    "top trees and bushes"

    crown, twitch, cabbage, filch, sneak, hook, top off, exceed, swipe, snarf, purloin, vellicate, clear, crimp, twinge, tweet, nobble, overstep, top out, go past, squeeze, lead, transcend, pass, pilfer, top, lift, abstract

  12. pinch, vellicateverb

    irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

    "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

    tweet, tickle, twitch, cabbage, filch, sneak, hook, snarf, purloin, top, crimp, twinge, nobble, titillate, squeeze, lift, vellicate, swipe, pilfer, abstract

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pinchverb

    nip, squeeze, compress, gripe

  2. pinchverb

    oppress, straiten, distress

  3. pinchverb

    bear hard

  4. pinchnoun

    nip, gripe

  5. pinchnoun

    emergency, exigency, crisis, strait, difficulty, push

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pinchnoun

    twinge, tweak, twitch, exigency, strait

  2. pinchverb

    squeeze, compress, twinge, tweak, gripe, nip, cramp, straiten, oppress, skrimp

  3. pinchverb

    (Slang) arrest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pinch":

    mounting, mount, spire, contact, tighten, claw, dash, pincer, fixing, clamp

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How to use pinch in a sentence?

  1. Charles St. Arnaud:

    All those comments have to be taken with a big pinch of salt, but it's helping there are signs we are moving toward a deal.

  2. Resident Jose Antonio Ramos:

    I had to pinch Resident Jose Antonio Ramos, was this real ?

  3. Jutiar Adil:

    The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact [on us]as it has on many countries around the world. We announced strict measures from the very start of the pandemic and put in place a series of regulations that helped contain the number of our cases and avoid overwhelming our health system, financially, were feeling the pinch.

  4. Laurent Frings:

    I would take the quantum of TLAC debt that banks need to raise with a massive pinch of salt, the big delta is what countries will do in terms of their insolvency regimes, which can change those numbers dramatically. While we have a better understanding of what the UK, Germany and Italy will do, the big question is around the French banks, in particular BNP Paribas, and what will happen there.

  5. Dusty Baker:

    If I can continue that, things will trend upward. Ohtani thinks this was his first walkoff hit since Game 3 of the 2016 Japan Series with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. He said he has adjusted his stance to give him a better view of the pitcher and the entire field. Houston trailed 5-2 going into the ninth before rallying to tie. Martin Maldonado led off with a single and moved to third on George Springers double off Ty Buttrey before scoring on a passed ball. George Springers brought The Astros within a run when George Springers scored on Josh Reddicks grounder to first. Michael Brantley lined a single to center before being lifted for a pinch-runner. Myles Straw stole second with two outs and tied it on Kyle Tuckers double off Matt Andriese. The Astros manager Dusty Baker bemoaned the missed opportunities. They were 3 for 24 with runners in scoring position and left 12 on base. We did fight back in the ninth, but a lot of times you lose the game before the ninth. It was very frustrating tonight to see opportunities squandered, he said. Andriese( 2-2) bounced back and retired seven straight to get the win as Los Angeles improved to 2-5 in extra-inning games. I can not give Matt Andriese enough praise, Joe Maddon said about Matt Andriese. Matt Andriese made just the one mistake pitch but did not cave. Dylan Bundy allowed only two runs in seven innings for The Angels. Dylan Bundy only trouble came in the fourth when Houston plated a pair to get within 4-2. Michael Brantley scored on Tuckers grounder to first, and Carlos Correas double drove in Yuli Gurriel. The Angels extended The Angels lead to 5-2 in the sixth on Andrelton Simmons RBI single. Dylan Bundy lowered Dylan Bundy ERA to 2.49, which is third in the AL. The right-hander struck out eight and allowed only six hits with one walk. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP TOUGH START, BETTER RELIEF McCullers made it through only five batters for the shortest start of his career. Andrelton Simmons led off with an infield single, Trout homered and McCullers loaded the bases with three straight walks. Baker said McCullers was not hurt, but that he hasnt pitched this many innings in a season since having Tommy John surgery on Tommy John right elbow in 2018. He didnt want to come out of the game.

Translations for pinch

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  • pessigar, pessicCatalan, Valencian
  • špetka, štípnoutCzech
  • nuppe, knib, klemme, nive, nap, drys, nappe, knibe, hugge, niv, negle, snuppe, tageDanish
  • zwicken, kneifenGerman
  • pellizcar, pellizco, aprieto, pizcaSpanish
  • piinata, latvoa, leikata, napata, hyppysellinen, hyppynen, pinteessä, nipistys, nipistää, näpistääFinnish
  • pincement, pincée, chiper, pincerFrench
  • csipetHungarian
  • pizzico, acciuffare, pizzicareItalian
  • 抓るJapanese
  • قونجورکه‌, نوقورچ, قونجورک گرتن, نوقورچ لێدانKurdish
  • cubit, چوبيتMalay
  • knijpenDutch
  • szczyptaPolish
  • beliscar, alhada, roubar, beliscada, apertoPortuguese
  • ciupi, pișcaRomanian
  • щепоть, щипать, защемлять, щепотка, ущипнуть, прищемлятьRussian
  • uštinuti, štipanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • nypa, knipa, snatta, nyp, knipsa, pinaSwedish
  • çimdiklemekTurkish

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    A synonym for "drooping"
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