a painful or straitened circumstance
"the pinch of the recession"
an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon(noun)
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
emergency, exigency, pinch(noun)
a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
"he never knew what to do in an emergency"
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
a squeeze with the fingers
apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody(verb)
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
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch(verb)
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
make ridges into by pinching together
pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift(verb)
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
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
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"
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How to use pinch in a sentence?
I will be a fighter for the next generation on the critical issues facing our country, i will be a fighter for middle-class families who are feeling the pinch of stagnant wages and diminishing opportunity.
He that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between The little and the great, Feels not the want that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door.
He that holds fast the golden mean, And lives contentedly between The little and the great, Feels not the wants that pinch the poor, Nor plagues that haunt the rich man?s door, Embittering all his state.
When in doubt -- add a pinch of salt.
It is what adds interest to food, even if it's a sweet food, because it makes the sugar and other ingredients taste better and come together better, a pinch of salt in cookies really makes a difference, and it enhances sweetness a little bit.
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- pessic, pessigarCatalan, Valencian
- štípnout, špetkaCzech
- niv, knibe, nive, klemme, nuppe, knib, nap, drys, nappe, hugge, negle, snuppe, tageDanish
- kneifen, zwickenGerman
- aprieto, pellizcar, pellizco, pizcaSpanish
- nipistys, pinteessä, nipistää, näpistää, latvoa, hyppysellinen, hyppynen, napata, leikata, piinataFinnish
- pincement, pincer, chiper, pincéeFrench
- pizzico, acciuffare, pizzicareItalian
- نوقورچ, قونجورکه, نوقورچ لێدان, قونجورک گرتنKurdish
- cubit, چوبيتMalay
- alhada, beliscar, beliscada, aperto, roubarPortuguese
- pișca, ciupiRomanian
- щипать, защемлять, щепотка, щепоть, ущипнуть, прищемлятьRussian
- uštinuti, štipanjeSerbo-Croatian
- nypa, snatta, knipa, nyp, knipsa, pinaSwedish
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