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    pinch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pinch

    Definition
    (noun) a painful or straitened circumstance
    Example Sentence
    • the pinch of the recession
    Definition
    (noun) an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed Definition
    (noun) a slight but appreciable amount
    Synonyms : hint , jot , mite , soupcon , speck , tinge , touch
    Example Sentence
    • this dish could use a touch of garlic
    Definition
    (noun) a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
    Synonyms : emergency , exigency
    Example Sentence
    • he never knew what to do in an emergency
    Definition
    (noun) a small sharp bite or snip
    Synonyms : nip
    Definition
    (noun) a squeeze with the fingers
    Synonyms : tweak
    Definition
    (noun) the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    Example Sentence
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
    Definition
    (verb) squeeze tightly between the fingers
    Synonyms : nip , squeeze , tweet , twinge , twitch
    Example Sentence
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle
    Definition
    (verb) make ridges into by pinching together
    Synonyms : crimp
    Definition
    (verb) make off with belongings of others
    Synonyms : abstract , cabbage , filch , hook , lift , nobble , pilfer , purloin , snarf , sneak , swipe
    Definition
    (verb) cut the top off
    Synonyms : top
    Example Sentence
    • top trees and bushes
    Definition
    (verb) irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
    Synonyms : vellicate
    Example Sentence
    • smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth
    • the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back
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