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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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References in periodicals archive ?
The Dubai mantra often feels like a 'spend, spend, spend' chant that replays over and again forcing us to pinch pennies to get by.
Movado does not pinch pennies when it comes to supporting the arts.
Dean said it was too early to say exactly how much the total project will cost, but insisted BP is not looking to pinch pennies.
Developing the next Ferrari or Maserati doesn't require designers or engineers to pinch pennies.
Indeed the 23mpg overall figure is alright for such a car and besides, nobody buys one of these to pinch pennies at the pumps.
The rectory was built in 1690 in a parish whose clergy clearly didn't pinch pennies.
Minneapolis' Star Tribune gets creative in its efforts to pinch pennies.
Neither do they pinch pennies through the false economies so prevalent in U.
In a time of a growing teacher shortage, it is a false economy to pinch pennies on teacher professional development, working conditions, and salaries, and then scramble madly in the weeks before school to fill the empty teaching slots vacated by teachers who have either left the profession or moved to another district.
I know you like to pinch pennies and all, but frankly I think a bomb like this makes a bad impression at the country club.
As groups like Common Cause pinch pennies, Public Campaign finds itself awash in dough from such notable patrons as George Soros, whose foundation has already awarded the group $3 million in grants.