- 1. pinch, difficulty
- usage: a painful or straitened circumstance; "the pinch of the recession"
- 2. pinch, injury, hurt, harm, trauma
- usage: an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
- 3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
- usage: a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
- 4. emergency, exigency, pinch, crisis
- usage: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
- 5. nip, pinch, bite, chomp, clip, clipping, snip
- usage: a small sharp bite or snip
- 6. pinch, tweak, squeeze, squeezing
- usage: a squeeze with the fingers
- 7. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody, capture, gaining control, seizure
- usage: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
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- 1. pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch, grip
- usage: squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
- 2. crimp, pinch, fold, fold up, turn up
- usage: make ridges into by pinching together
- 3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift, steal
- usage: make off with belongings of others
- 4. top, pinch, snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back
- usage: cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"
- 5. pinch, vellicate, irritate
- usage: 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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