Textual thesaurus for "pinch"

(noun) catch, collar, apprehension, arrest, taking into custody

the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)

the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar

(noun) tweak

a squeeze with the fingers

(noun) nip

a small sharp bite or snip

(noun) emergency, exigency

a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

he never knew what to do in an emergency

(noun) soupcon, speck, tinge, touch, hint, mite, jot

a slight but appreciable amount

this dish could use a touch of garlic

(verb) vellicate

irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth; the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back

(verb) top

cut the top off

top trees and bushes

(verb) nip, tweet, twinge, twitch, squeeze

squeeze tightly between the fingers

He pinched her behind; She squeezed the bottle

(verb) crimp

make ridges into by pinching together

(verb) abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, purloin, lift

make off with belongings of others