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Another word for pinch

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Verb
  1. To be severely sparing in order to economize

      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To deal with hastily, carelessly, or with poor material:
      2. To provide for or supply inadequately; be stingy with:
      3. To be stingy or very thrifty.
      1. To be very frugal and sparing.
      1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
      2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
      3. To rub (a surface) with considerable pressure, as with an edged instrument or a hard object.
  2. To take (another's property) without permission

  3. To take into custody as a prisoner

    See also:

    law

Noun
  1. A seizing and holding by law

      1. The act or process of picking up:
      2. The act of striking or fielding a ball after it has touched the ground:
      3. Capacity for acceleration:
      1. The part of a garment that encircles the neck, especially when raised or folded.
      2. A tight-fitting necklace.
      3. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
      1. A sculpture representing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest.
      2. A woman's breasts.
      3. The human chest.
      1. The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
      2. A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
      1. To stop; check:
      2. To seize and hold under the authority of law.
      3. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
      1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
      2. The act of seizing or capturing; arrest.
      3. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
    See also:

    law

Another word for pinch

Noun
      1. Great physical pain or mental anguish.
      2. A source of harassment, annoyance, or pain.
      3. The torture inflicted on prisoners under interrogation.
      1. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure:
      2. To experience injury or pain to or in (an individual or a body part):
      3. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress:
      1. The act of limiting or the state of being limited:
      2. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
      3. A shortcoming or defect:
      1. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
      2. Lying-in.
      1. The act of contracting or the state of being contracted.
      2. A word, as won't from will not, or phrase, as o'clock from of the clock, formed by omitting or combining some of the sounds of a longer phrase.
      3. The formation of such a word.
      1. An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
      2. A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
      3. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      1. The act of pressing.
      2. The condition of being pressed.
      3. The application of continuous force by one body on another that it is touching; compression.
      1. Exceedingly eager for material gain; avaricious.
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. Sharp and biting, as the cold.
      2. Bitingly sarcastic.
      1. To seize and pinch or bite:
      2. To remove or sever by pinching or snipping:
      3. To bite or sting with the cold; chill.
      1. The act or process of compressing.
      2. The state of being compressed.
      3. The process by which the working substance in a heat engine, such as the vapor mixture in the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, is compressed.
      1. To press hard on or together; compress:
      2. To press gently, as in affection:
      3. To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid:
Verb
  1. To squeeze

      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. To exert steady weight or force against:
      2. To move by applying pressure:
      3. To squeeze or clasp in fondness or concern:
      1. To press together:
      2. To make more compact by or as if by pressing.
      3. To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
      1. To pinch, pluck, or twist sharply:
      2. To adjust; fine-tune:
      3. To make fun of; tease.
      1. An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
      2. A temporary partial paralysis of habitually or excessively used muscles.
      3. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
      1. To press or pinch into small regular folds or ridges:
      2. To bend or mold (leather) into shape.
      3. To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
      1. To seize and pinch or bite:
      2. To remove or sever by pinching or snipping:
      3. To bite or sting with the cold; chill.
  2. *To steal

      1. To take property from (a person) illegally by using or threatening to use violence or force; commit robbery upon.
      2. To steal something from (a place, vehicle, or institution, for example):
      3. To steal (money or valuables):
      1. To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch.
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
    See also:

    steal

  3. *To arrest

    See also:

    arrest