pinch
noun.
a painful or straitened circumstance
the pinch of the recession
noun.
an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
noun.
a slight but appreciable amount
this dish could use a touch of garlic
noun.
a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
he never knew what to do in an emergency
noun.
a small sharp bite or snip
Synonym: nip
noun.
a squeeze with the fingers
Synonym: tweak
noun.
the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
verb.
squeeze tightly between the fingers
He pinched her behind|She squeezed the bottle
verb.
make ridges into by pinching together
Synonym: crimp
verb.
make off with belongings of others
verb.
cut the top off
top trees and bushes
Synonym: top
verb.
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
Synonym: vellicate