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Overview of noun pinch

The noun pinch has 7 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. pinch

(a painful or straitened circumstance; "the pinch of the recession")

2. pinch

(an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed)

3. touch, hint, tinge, mite, pinch, jot, speck, soupcon

(a slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic")

4. emergency, exigency, pinch

(a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency")

5. nip, pinch

(a small sharp bite or snip)

6. pinch, tweak

(a squeeze with the fingers)

7. apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, pinch, taking into custody

(the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar")


Overview of verb pinch

The verb pinch has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch

(squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")

2. (2) crimp, pinch

(make ridges into by pinching together)

3. pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift

(make off with belongings of others)

4. top, pinch

(cut the top off; "top trees and bushes")

5. pinch, vellicate

(irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back")

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