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Synonyms for pinch
pɪntʃ

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:

    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. Richard Perry:

    They're taking the Chinese central bank at its word, but I'm still taking those comments with a pinch of salt, selling short-term rallies on the FTSE would still seem to be a sensible strategy to play.

  2. Matt Stajan:

    Things happen so quickly out there and even when I go home, I'll probably blink my eyes and still have to pinch myself to realize what happened, that's why we play the games. This is a special moment.

  3. Chef Richard Black:

    When in doubt -- add a pinch of salt.

  4. Robbie Williams:

    Something like this happens, and you pinch yourself, i'm pinching Robbie Williams again... And I just don't want to get too overwhelmed because I know how big the stage is.

  5. Jean Albert:

    She’s an inspiration, we kind of have to pinch ourselves to remember that she is the age she is and she stays as active as she does.


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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