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Synonyms for pinch

Synonyms for (noun) pinch

Synonyms: pinch, catch, collar, apprehension, arrest, taking into custody Definition: the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) Usage: the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

Similar words: capture, seizure, gaining control Definition: the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

Synonyms: pinch, tweak Definition: a squeeze with the fingers

Similar words: squeeze, squeezing Definition: the act of gripping and pressing firmly Usage: he gave her cheek a playful squeeze

Synonyms: nip, pinch Definition: a small sharp bite or snip

Similar words: snip, clip, clipping Definition: the act of clipping or snipping

Similar words: chomp, bite Definition: the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws

Synonyms: pinch, emergency, exigency Definition: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action Usage: he never knew what to do in an emergency

Similar words: crisis Definition: a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something Usage: after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better

Synonyms: soupcon, speck, tinge, touch, hint, mite, jot, pinch Definition: a slight but appreciable amount Usage: this dish could use a touch of garlic

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Synonyms: pinch Definition: an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms: pinch Definition: a painful or straitened circumstance Usage: the pinch of the recession

Similar words: difficulty Definition: a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome Usage: grappling with financial difficulties

Synonyms for (verb) pinch

Synonyms: pinch, vellicate Definition: irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear Usage: smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth; the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back

Similar words: irritate Definition: excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus Usage: irritate the glands of a leaf

Synonyms: pinch, top Definition: cut the top off Usage: top trees and bushes

Similar words: snip, prune, trim, cut back, dress, crop, lop, clip Definition: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of Usage: dress the plants in the garden

Synonyms: nip, tweet, twinge, twitch, pinch, squeeze Definition: squeeze tightly between the fingers Usage: He pinched her behind; She squeezed the bottle

Similar words: grip Definition: hold fast or firmly Usage: He gripped the steering wheel

Synonyms: crimp, pinch Definition: make ridges into by pinching together

Similar words: turn up, fold, fold up Definition: bend or lay so that one part covers the other Usage: fold up the newspaper; turn up your collar

Synonyms: abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, pinch, purloin, lift Definition: make off with belongings of others

Similar words: steal Definition: take without the owner's consent Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation