1. A painful or straitened circumstance (synset 114432775)
    "the pinch of the recession"
  2. An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed (synset 114318642)
  3. A slight but appreciable amount (synset 113796315)
    "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  4. A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action (synset 107432005)
    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
  5. A small sharp bite or snip (synset 100843942)
  6. A squeeze with the fingers (synset 100358101)
  7. The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal) (synset 100089545)
    "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  1. Squeeze tightly between the fingers (synset 201459400)
    "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
  2. Make ridges into by pinching together (synset 201459835)
  3. Make off with belongings of others (synset 202281711)
  4. Cut the top off (synset 201324169)
    "top trees and bushes"
  5. Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear (synset 200505100)
    "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"

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