pinch

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
pinch

Third-person singular
pinches

Past tense
pinched

Past participle
pinched

Present participle
pinching

  1. To squeeze or press between two things in a painful or uncomfortable way.
  2. (slang) To steal.
  3. (slang) To arrest.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
pinch

Plural
pinches

  1. A very small amount.
    The sauce just needs a pinch of oregano and it will be perfect.
  2. An awkward or stressful situation.
    A true friend will always help you in a pinch.