Synonyms for pinch

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : pinch
Phonetic Transcription : pɪntʃ

Top 10 synonyms for pinch Other synonyms for the word pinch

Définition of pinch

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old North French *pinchier "to pinch, squeeze, nip; steal" (Old French pincier, Modern French pincer), of uncertain origin, possibly from Vulgar Latin *punctiare "to pierce," which might be a blend of Latin punctum "point" + *piccare "to pierce." Meaning "to steal" in English is from 1650s. Sense of "to be stingy" is recorded from early 14c. Related: Pinched; pinching.
  • noun tight pressing
  • noun small amount
  • noun predicament
  • verb press tightly
  • verb be stingy
  • verb steal
  • verb arrest
Example sentences :
  • Gray Peter's heart was never in doubt, but what would Sally's courage be in a pinch?
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • The pinch was bound to come in a town where every man wore his gun.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • In a pinch they would obey you nearly as well as they obey me.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • I presume half our people, on a pinch, could have brought the Sterling in.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • In a word, I had too much, though I could have carried a good deal more, on a pinch.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • And then—I might at a pinch describe the infernal regions, but not the other place.
  • Extract from : « American Notes » by Rudyard Kipling
  • These he seemed to pinch off so that they were all of a size but one, which was shorter.
  • Extract from : « With Trapper Jim in the North Woods » by Lawrence J. Leslie
  • I was going to pinch down to ten—but I didn't; I let her ride.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • At a pinch, an excellent master in English or French; a man for the bosom of families!
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Cast your eyes on the Renouncer, Pinch, and be the wiser for the recollection!'
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for pinch

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