verb (used with object)
- to steal.
- to arrest.
verb (used without object)
- to diminish.
- to diminish to nothing (sometimes followed by out).
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Idioms for pinch
Origin of pinch
OTHER WORDS FROM pinchpinch·a·ble, adjectiveun·pinched, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for pinch
Turner rarely sits, and Castro, Kieboom and Harrison could all spell him in a pinch.Gerardo Parra gets a minor league deal and spring training invite with the Nationals|Jesse Dougherty|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Ekstra Bladet, Denmark’s biggest news site with 500 million page views per month, reached this pinch point three weeks ago.‘We had to take full ownership of data’: Why Denmark’s biggest news site cut reliance on Google’s tech|Seb Joseph|January 27, 2021|Digiday
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.Mashed celery root shines in this bright vegan side dish|Aaron Hutcherson|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
The fact that so many of the small businesses that are hurting are women-owned, are minority-owned and are feeling the pinch first.How Apple Is Spending the $100 Million It Pledged To Racial Equity|Charli Penn|January 15, 2021|Essence.com
Pinch it with your fingers until it makes large crumbles and distribute it on the berries (it will not cover them entirely).The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble|Ina Garten|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Air refueling and airlift assets were the literal pinch I am describing here,” the official said.First U.S. Stealth Jet Attack on Syria Cost More Than Indian Mission to Mars|Dave Majumdar|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“As much as I want to complain, I have to pinch myself that this is happening,” she said.Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour|Bill Morris|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He packed a large pinch of the snuff against his bottom gum.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand|Elliot Ackerman|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
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.The Merrie Tales Of Jacques Tournebroche|Anatole France
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.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
Furthermore, thar oughter be somebody detailed to shute the women folks when it comes to the last pinch.Overland|John William De Forest
British Dictionary definitions for pinch
Word Origin for pinch
Idioms and Phrases with pinch
In addition to the idioms beginning with pinch
- pinch hitter
- pinch pennies
- feel the pinch
- in a pinch
- with a grain (pinch) of salt