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pinch

noun

1 pinch

A painful or straitened circumstance.



2 pinch

An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed.

3 pinch

A slight but appreciable amount.

synonyms: hint, jot, mite, soupcon, speck, tinge, touch.

Dutch: snufje, snuifje
Polish: szczypta

4 pinch

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

synonyms: emergency, exigency.

Roget 8: circumstance, situation, phase, position, posture, attitude, place, point; terms; regime; footing, standing, status.    ... show more

Roget 630: requirement, need, wants, necessities; necessaries, necessaries of life; stress, exigency, pinch, sine qua non, matter of necessity; case of need, case of life or death.    needfulness, ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: nood, noodgeval

5 pinch

A small sharp bite or snip.

synonym: nip.

6 pinch

A squeeze with the fingers.

synonym: tweak.

Dutch: bijstelling

7 pinch

The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).

synonyms: apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, taking into custody.

Dutch: aanhouding, arrest, arrestatie, grijpen, stilstand, vastgrijpen
Polish: aresztowanie, zatrzymanie

verb

1 pinch

Squeeze tightly between the fingers:
— He pinched her behind.

synonyms: nip, squeeze, tweet, twinge, twitch.

Roget 819: be parsimonious etc. adj.; grudge, begrudge, stint, pinch, gripe, screw, dole out, hold back, withhold, starve, famish, ... show more

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 385: cool, fan, refrigerate, refresh, ice; congeal, freeze, glaciate; benumb, starve, pinch, chill, petrify, chill to the marrow, ... show more

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more

Dutch: knellen, spannen, wringen

2 pinch

Make ridges into by pinching together.

synonym: crimp.

3 pinch

Make off with belongings of others.

synonyms: abstract, cabbage, filch, hook, lift, nobble, pilfer, purloin, snarf, sneak ... show more.

Dutch: verdonkeremanen, ontwenden, stelen, ontvreemden

4 pinch

Cut the top off.

synonym: top.

Dutch: aftoppen, toppen

5 pinch

Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear:
— The pain is as if sharp points pinch your back.

synonym: vellicate.


Moby thesaurus: abstract, ace, acute pain, afflict, agonize, ail, alternate, alternative, and, annex, apprehend, apprehension, approach, appropriate, arrest, arrestation, arrestment, atom, backup, bag ... show more.

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