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noun as in small amount

verb as in press tightly

verb as in be stingy

verb as in steal

verb as in arrest

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Example Sentences

Turner rarely sits, and Castro, Kieboom and Harrison could all spell him in a pinch.

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.

In a medium pot, combine the celery root and a generous pinch of salt, and add enough water to cover.

The fact that so many of the small businesses that are hurting are women-owned, are minority-owned and are feeling the pinch first.

Pinch it with your fingers until it makes large crumbles and distribute it on the berries (it will not cover them entirely).

“Air refueling and airlift assets were the literal pinch I am describing here,” the official said.

“As much as I want to complain, I have to pinch myself that this is happening,” she said.

He packed a large pinch of the snuff against his bottom gum.

Picture a slightly younger Alice with a pinch more physical humor in an office.

Here are pretty goings on—a pinch of your snuff, Perker, my boy—never were such times, eh?

That first 'pinch' was its own priceless reward, far above present appreciation or future fame.

Both the twain were very bare and scant of the goods of this world, and even then were feeling bitterly the pinch of hunger.

He observed Tommy Bray take a pinch of salt, and then ask for a cup of tea, though he had a basin of bread-and-milk before him.

Furthermore, thar oughter be somebody detailed to shute the women folks when it comes to the last pinch.


On this page you'll find 265 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pinch, such as: compression, confinement, contraction, cramp, grasp, and grasping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.