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Synonyms for pinchpɪntʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinch(noun)

    a painful or straitened circumstance

    "the pinch of the recession"

    speck, emergency, jot, apprehension, touch, catch, tinge, soupcon, taking into custody, arrest, mite, collar, tweak, hint, exigency

  2. pinch(noun)

    an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

    speck, emergency, jot, apprehension, touch, catch, tinge, soupcon, taking into custody, arrest, mite, collar, tweak, hint, exigency

  3. 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, pinch, 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

  4. emergency, exigency, pinch(noun)

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

    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

    jot, soupcon, touch, exigency, hand brake, tinge, tweak, catch, emergency brake, speck, hint, pinch, collar, mite, apprehension, taking into custody, arrest, emergency, parking brake

  5. nip, pinch(noun)

    a small sharp bite or snip

    jot, apprehension, chilliness, touch, flavour, exigency, collar, tinge, relish, tanginess, piquantness, pinch, zest, savour, flavor, piquance, soupcon, catch, smack, speck, hint, coolness, tweak, mite, emergency, piquancy, sapidity, taking into custody, arrest, tang, savor, shot

  6. pinch, tweak(noun)

    a squeeze with the fingers

    apprehension, jot, soupcon, touch, exigency, collar, tweak, catch, speck, hint, pinch, mite, tinge, taking into custody, arrest, emergency

  7. 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, pinch, stay, apprehensiveness, dread, savvy, gimmick, grab, haul, choker, check

  8. 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, pinch, swipe, wring, mash, coerce, snip off, wedge, squelch, snip, constrict, crush, vellicate

  9. crimp, pinch(verb)

    make ridges into by pinching together

    tweet, twitch, crape, filch, sneak, hook, snarf, kink up, frizz, frizzle, crimp, twinge, cabbage, nobble, pinch, squeeze, kink, lift, top, swipe, purloin, pilfer, vellicate, abstract

  10. 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, pinch, 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

  11. top, pinch(verb)

    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, pinch, top out, go past, squeeze, lead, transcend, pass, pilfer, top, lift, abstract

  12. pinch, vellicate(verb)

    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"

    tweet, tickle, twitch, cabbage, filch, sneak, hook, snarf, pinch, purloin, top, crimp, twinge, nobble, titillate, squeeze, lift, vellicate, swipe, pilfer, abstract

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pinch(v. a.)

    nip, squeeze, compress, gripe

  2. pinch(v. a.)

    oppress, straiten, distress

  3. pinch(v. n.)

    bear hard

  4. pinch(n.)

    nip, gripe

  5. pinch(n.)

    emergency, exigency, crisis, strait, difficulty, push

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

mounting, mount, spire, contact, tighten, claw, dash, pincer, fixing, clamp

Translations for pinch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • csipetHungarian
  • pizzico, acciuffare, pizzicareItalian
  • 抓るJapanese
  • نوقورچ, قونجورکه‌, نوقورچ لێدان, قونجورک گرتنKurdish
  • cubit, چوبيتMalay
  • knijpenDutch
  • szczyptaPolish
  • alhada, beliscar, beliscada, aperto, roubarPortuguese
  • pișca, ciupiRomanian
  • щипать, защемлять, щепотка, щепоть, ущипнуть, прищемлятьRussian
  • uštinuti, štipanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • nypa, snatta, knipa, nyp, knipsa, pinaSwedish
  • çimdiklemekTurkish

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