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  • nountight pressing
  • nounsmall amount
  • nounpredicament
  • verbpress tightly
  • verbbe stingy
  • verbsteal
  • verbarrest

synonyms for pinch

  • compression
  • confinement
  • contraction
  • cramp
  • grasp
  • grasping
  • hurt
  • limitation
  • nip
  • nipping
  • pressure
  • squeeze
  • torment
  • tweak
  • twinge
See also synonyms for: pinched / pinching
  • dash
  • jot
  • speck
  • taste
  • splatter
  • drop
  • splash
  • bit
  • mite
  • soupçon
  • small quantity
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antonyms for pinch

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  • freedom
  • release
  • advantage
  • blessing
  • good fortune
  • lot
  • free
  • receive
  • offer
  • give
  • be generous
  • let go
  • release
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Turner rarely sits, and Castro, Kieboom and Harrison could all spell him in a pinch.
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Ekstra Bladet, Denmark’s biggest news site with 500 million page views per month, reached this pinch point three weeks ago.
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It doesn’t filter out sediment, but it’s a good choice when you’re in a pinch or in an area where water may not be the most sanitary.
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In a medium pot, combine the celery root and a generous pinch of salt, and add enough water to cover.
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The fact that so many of the small businesses that are hurting are women-owned, are minority-owned and are feeling the pinch first.
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These will work in a pinch, but spring for the next tier up if you want to save time and effort in the long run.
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Mix a pinch of MSG in with your salt next time you’re cooking and marvel at the umami X factor you never knew you were missing.
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Add one chai tea bag, a small pinch of salt, and three demerara sugar cubes.
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Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 7 minutes, then use a small spoon to sprinkle a pinch of sanding sugar onto each raspberry.
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As her high school coach, Chris Bezner, told the Athletic this week, the football coaches at Wylie High used to say they might need her in a pinch.
SARAH FULLER MADE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY SATURDAY. SHE ALSO DELIVERED A FINE HALFTIME SPEECH.CHUCK CULPEPPERNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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