Definitions for pinch

Definitions for (noun) pinch

Main entry: 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

Main entry: pinch, tweak

Definition: a squeeze with the fingers

Main entry: nip, pinch

Definition: a small sharp bite or snip

Main entry: 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

Main entry: soupcon, speck, tinge, touch, hint, mite, jot, pinch

Definition: a slight but appreciable amount

Usage: this dish could use a touch of garlic

Main entry: pinch

Definition: an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

Main entry: pinch

Definition: a painful or straitened circumstance

Usage: the pinch of the recession

Definitions for (verb) pinch

Main entry: 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

Main entry: pinch, top

Definition: cut the top off

Usage: top trees and bushes

Main entry: nip, tweet, twinge, twitch, pinch, squeeze

Definition: squeeze tightly between the fingers

Usage: He pinched her behind; She squeezed the bottle

Main entry: crimp, pinch

Definition: make ridges into by pinching together

Main entry: abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, pinch, purloin, lift

Definition: make off with belongings of others

Visual thesaurus for pinch