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