pinch


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for pinch

nip

dash

at a pinch

Synonyms

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

feel the pinch

Synonyms

  • 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

Synonyms for pinch

a painful or straitened circumstance

Related Words

an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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

Related Words

a small sharp bite or snip

Synonyms

a squeeze with the fingers

Synonyms

Related Words

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

squeeze tightly between the fingers

make ridges into by pinching together

Synonyms

make off with belongings of others

cut the top off

irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
The sleeves currently available for the AKO ATEX Pinch Valve are Natural Rubber, EPDM, EPDM Food Quality (FDA Approved) and Nitrile.
A pinch meter will be used to measure pinch strength in the fingers laterally, tip-to-tip, and palmar (Jamar Pinch Gauge, 0-45 lb.
Pinch is quiet, observant, and feels pity for her sister.
A number of studies have considered various factors affecting pinch grip strength, such as age, sex, stature, body weight, wrist posture, and elbow posture (e.
Hardy played fairly regularly in 1962, going 0-for-7 as a pinch hitter.
To make this shift, Pinch explores a wealth of documents in English, Hindi, and Urdu to reconstruct the collective "mental worlds" that provided meaning to actions in colonial north India.
Over time, other ways to construct larger clay forms, such as coil building and slab construction, were developed and pinch forming was relegated mostly to making small pots.
If growth seems leggy or sparse, pinch off branch tips-from one or more sets of leaves to 3 to 5 inches of growth, depending on the plant's size.
record both for pinch-hits and pinch at-bats in a season was set by 41-year-old veteran Dave Philley, coming off the Orioles bench in 1961; he went 24-for-72, a .
Martyn Thomas and Sarah Pinch have been appointed to the Health and Safety Executive Board as non-executive directors.
To make some whimsical animal pottery which can be glaze-fired, the only techniques you need to teach to your third- and fourth-graders are those of the simple pinch pot and the rolling and attaching of slabs.
Moroccan chicken casserole (serves 2-3) INGREDIENTS: For spice paste: 2-3 large garlic cloves, peeled, roughly chopped; pinch sea salt flakes; 2-3 pinches smoked paprika; 2-3 good pinches ground turmeric; 1tsp cumin seeds; glug olive oil.
The casing of the new air operated AKO Pinch Valves Series VMC incorporates an elliptical shaped housing control factor.
When pinch valves are used in waste lines, both the occurrence and severity of this problem are reduced.
1 : a time of emergency <He always helps out in a pinch.