Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pinch

5 senses of pinch

Sense 1
pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch -- (squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle")
       => grip -- (hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel")

Sense 2
crimp, pinch -- (make ridges into by pinching together)
       => fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")

Sense 3
pilfer, cabbage, purloin, pinch, abstract, snarf, swipe, hook, sneak, filch, nobble, lift -- (make off with belongings of others)
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 4
top, pinch -- (cut the top off; "top trees and bushes")
       => snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back -- (cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden")

Sense 5
pinch, 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")
       => irritate -- (excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus; "irritate the glands of a leaf")

Antonyms of adj pinched

4 senses of pinched

Sense 1
adenoidal, pinched, nasal -- (sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice")

INDIRECT (VIA high) -> low, low-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency)

Sense 2
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> fat -- (having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was")

Sense 3
hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances (predicate), penniless, penurious, pinched -- (not having enough money to pay for necessities)

INDIRECT (VIA poor) -> rich -- (possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles")

Sense 4
pinched -- (as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her")

INDIRECT (VIA constricted) -> unconstricted -- (not constricted physically or by extension psychologically; "healthy unconstricted arteries")

Similarity of adj pinched

4 senses of pinched

Sense 1
adenoidal, pinched, nasal -- (sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice")
       => high (vs. low), high-pitched -- (used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency)

Sense 2
bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted -- (very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold; "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration")
       => thin (vs. fat), lean -- (lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare)

Sense 3
hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances (predicate), penniless, penurious, pinched -- (not having enough money to pay for necessities)
       => poor (vs. rich) -- (having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret")

Sense 4
pinched -- (as if squeezed uncomfortably tight; "her pinched toes in her pointed shoes were killing her")
       => constricted (vs. unconstricted) -- (drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically; "a constricted blood vessel"; "a constricted view of life")

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