HyperDic: pinch

English > 12 senses of the word pinch:
VERBcontactpinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitchsqueeze tightly between the fingers
contactpinch, crimpmake ridges into by pinching together
possessionpinch, pilfer, cabbage, purloin, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, liftmake off with belongings of others
contactpinch, topcut the top off
changepinch, vellicateirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
NOUNstatepincha painful or straitened circumstance
statepinchan injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
quantitypinch, touch, hint, tinge, mite, jot, speck, soupcona slight but appreciable amount
eventpinch, emergency, exigencya sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
actpinch, nipa small sharp bite or snip
actpinch, tweaka squeeze with the fingers
actpinch, apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, taking into custodythe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
pinch > pronunciation
Soundspih'nch
Rhymescinch ... winch: 9 rhymes with ihnch...
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA painful or straitened circumstance.
Example"the pinch of the recession"
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishapuro
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed.
Broaderinjury, hurt, harm, traumaAny physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA slight but appreciable amount.
Synonymstouch, hint, tinge, mite, jot, speck, soupcon
NarrowersnuffA pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishpizca
Catalanpessic
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningA sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action.
Synonymsemergency, exigency
BroadercrisisA crucial stage / stage or turning point in the course of something
Spanishapuro, emergencia, urgencia
Catalanemergència, urgència
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA small sharp bite or snip.
Synonymnip
Broaderbite, chompThe act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
clip, clipping, snipThe act of clipping / clipping or snipping / snipping
Spanishpizco
Catalanpessic
Verbspinchirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA squeeze with the fingers.
Synonymtweak
Broadersqueeze, squeezingThe act of gripping and pressing firmly
Spanishpellizco, repizco
Catalanpessic
Verbspinchirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
pinchsqueeze tightly between the fingers
pinchmake ridges into by pinching together
English > pinch: 12 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal).
Synonymsapprehension, arrest, catch, collar, taking into custody
Broadercapture, gaining control, seizureThe act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
Spanisharresto, detención
Catalanarrest, detenció
English > pinch: 12 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningsqueeze tightly between the fingers.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey pinch the trees
Example"He pinched her behind"
Synonymssqueeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch
Narrowergoosepinch in the buttocks
tweakpinch or squeeze sharply
Broadergriphold fast or firmly
Spanishpellizcar
Catalanapretar lleugerament, pessigar
Nounspincha squeeze with the fingers
English > pinch: 12 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmake ridges into by pinching together.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymcrimp
Narrowerfluteform flutes in
Broaderfold, fold up, turn upbend or lay so that one part covers the other
Nounspincha squeeze with the fingers
English > pinch: 12 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningMake off with belongings of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
ModelThey pinch the money
Synonymspilfer, cabbage, purloin, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift
Broadersteal, rip off, ripTake without the owner's consent
Spanishafanar, atrapar, birlar, enganchar, guindar, hurtar, mangar, quitar, robar
Catalanfurtar, pispar, robar
English > pinch: 12 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningcut the top off.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymtop
NarrowertailRemove the stalk of fruits or berries
Broadersnip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut backcultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of
Spanishdesmochar, pellizcar
English > pinch: 12 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningirritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Example "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
Synonymvellicate
Broaderirritateexcite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus
Spanishpellizcar, velicar
Nounspincha squeeze with the fingers
pincha small sharp bite or snip

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