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?
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.
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.
… I just pinch myself when I get to spend time with him on a personal level, i love his outlook on life and how he treats people. He’s really a special person in my life. What I’ve learned from him is how lucky we are to do what we do. He’s always reminding me and it’s comforting to know that it’s people to walk through this life he’s had – working with incredible people, being friends with ex-presidents and world leaders – and still have that perspective. He’s so well-connected, but still just a simple guy from Canada with his little Canadian accent!
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.
So far, farmers don't feel the pinch directly. But if this lingers on, and we still have billions of bushels in extra supply, this could become more of a 2019 story.
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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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