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Synonyms for pinch

nip

dash

at a pinch

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  • if necessary
  • with difficulty
  • if need(s) be
  • just possibly
  • in a pinch
  • at a push

feel the pinch

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  • suffer hardship
  • be poor
  • be impoverished
  • be short of money
  • have less money
  • suffer poverty

Synonyms for pinch

to be severely sparing in order to economize

to take (another's property) without permission

to take into custody as a prisoner

a seizing and holding by law

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a painful or straitened circumstance

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an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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

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a small sharp bite or snip

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a squeeze with the fingers

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the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

squeeze tightly between the fingers

make ridges into by pinching together

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make off with belongings of others

cut the top off

irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

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In apparel, those stores that rely on the upwardly mobile Yuppie and Generation "X" consumers will feel the pinch in sales of expensive clothing and jewelry.
But as motorists continue to feel the pinch at the pump, gas prices could rise for several months until they're capped off.
Prostitutes will soon feel the pinch - from the taxman.
If consumers feel the pinch of paying back taxes and stop using the Internet, American Indian reservations could stop reporting customers' names to regain their business, Maciel said.
Many upper-middle income consumers, who occasionally "trade up," will begin to feel the pinch of higher energy prices and interest rates this year.
There is little financial help for young skaters, and families feel the pinch.
The study suggests that higher income consumers fuel total away-from-home expenditures and feel the pinch of an economic downturn later than lower income consumers.