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Synonyms for pinch
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This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term pinch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinch(noun)

    a painful or straitened circumstance

    "the pinch of the recession"

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

  2. pinch(noun)

    an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

    Synonyms:
    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, soupcon(noun)

    a slight but appreciable amount

    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

    Synonyms:
    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, pinch(noun)

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

    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

    Synonyms:
    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, pinch(noun)

    a small sharp bite or snip

    Synonyms:
    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, tweak(noun)

    a squeeze with the fingers

    Synonyms:
    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 custody(verb)

    the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

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

    Synonyms:
    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, twitch(verb)

    squeeze tightly between the fingers

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

    Synonyms:
    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, pinch(verb)

    make ridges into by pinching together

    Synonyms:
    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, lift(verb)

    make off with belongings of others

    Synonyms:
    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, pinch(verb)

    cut the top off

    "top trees and bushes"

    Synonyms:
    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, vellicate(verb)

    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"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pinch(v)

    Synonyms:
    squeeze, grip, press, compress, nip, distress

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pinch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    nip, squeeze, compress, gripe

  2. pinch(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    oppress, straiten, distress

  3. pinch(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    bear hard

  4. pinch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    nip, gripe

  5. pinch(n.)

    Synonyms:
    emergency, exigency, crisis, strait, difficulty, push

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pinch(n)

    Synonyms:
    twinge, tweak, twitch, exigency, strait

  2. pinch(v)

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

  3. pinch(v)

    Synonyms:
    (Slang) arrest

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pinch":

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

How to pronounce pinch?

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How to say pinch in sign language?

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How to use pinch in a sentence?

  1. Kelli McGrane:

    Rather than having sweetened oatmeal packets, make plain oatmeal and flavor with blueberries and cinnamon. I even like adding a pinch of cardamom for an extra flavor-punch.

  2. Chef Richard Black:

    When in doubt -- add a pinch of salt.

  3. 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.

  4. John Locke:

    Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.

  5. 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.


Translations for pinch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • csipetHungarian
  • pizzico, acciuffare, pizzicareItalian
  • 抓るJapanese
  • نوقورچ, قونجورکه‌, نوقورچ لێدان, قونجورک گرتنKurdish
  • cubit, چوبيتMalay
  • knijpenDutch
  • szczyptaPolish
  • alhada, beliscar, beliscada, aperto, roubarPortuguese
  • pișca, ciupiRomanian
  • щипать, защемлять, щепотка, щепоть, ущипнуть, прищемлятьRussian
  • uštinuti, štipanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • nypa, snatta, knipa, nyp, knipsa, pinaSwedish
  • çimdiklemekTurkish

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