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pinch /pintʃ/
  • danh từ
    • cái vấu, cái véo, cái kẹp, cái kẹt
      • to give someone a pinch: véo ai một cái
    • nhúm
      • a pinch of salt: một nhúm muối
      • a pinch of snuff: một nhúm thuốc hít
    • (nghĩa bóng) cảnh o ép, sự giằn vặt, sự dày vò
      • the pinch of poverty: cảnh túng đói giày vò
      • the pinch of hunger: cơn đói cồn cào
    • lúc gay go, lúc bức thiết
      • to come to a pinch: đến lúc gay go; đến lúc bức thiết
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) sự ăn cắp
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) sự bắt, sự tóm cổ
    • ngoại động từ
      • vấu, véo, kẹp, kẹt
      • bó chặt, làm đau, làm tức (chân) (giày chật)
        • the new shoes pinch me: đôi giày mới bó chặt làm đau chân tôi
      • (nghĩa bóng) làm cồn cào (đói), làm tê buốt; làm tái đi (rét)
        • to be pinched with cold: rét buốt, tái đi vì rét
        • to be pinched with hunger: đói cồn cào
      • cưỡng đoạt
        • to pinch money from (out of) someone: cưỡng đoạt tiền của ai
      • són cho (ai cái gì)
        • to pinch someone in (of, for) food: són cho ai một tí đồ ăn
      • giục, thúc (ngựa trong cuộc chạy đua)
      • (hàng hải) cho (thuyền) đi ngược chiều gió
      • (từ lóng) xoáy, ăn cắp
      • (từ lóng) bắt, tóm cổ, bỏ vào tù
      • nội động từ
        • bó chặt, làm đau, làm tức (giày chặt)
        • keo cú, keo kiệt, vắt cổ chày ra nước
        • that is where the shoe pinches
          • khó khăn là chỗ ấy; rắc rối phiền toái là chỗ ấy
      Concise Dictionary
      +a painful or straitened circumstance
      +an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
      +a slight but appreciable addition
      +a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
      +a small sharp bite or snip
      +a squeeze with the fingers
      +the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
      +squeeze tightly between the fingers
      +make ridges into by pinching together
      +make off with belongings of others
      +cut the top off
      +irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear

      Thesaurus Dictionary
      1 squeeze, nip, tweak, press, compress, grip, grasp:
      I pinched my finger in the drawer.
      2 squeeze, cramp, confine, crush, hurt:
      These shoes really pinch badly.
      3 steal, thieve, rob, take, shoplift, filch, pilfer, purloin, Colloq lift, Brit nick, US boost, Slang swipe, knock off:
      I think it was Andrew who pinched my book.
      4 arrest, apprehend, take into custody, Colloq nab, run in, collar, bust, run in, Brit nick:
      She was pinched for driving while under the influence.
      5 pinch pennies. scrimp, save, skimp, economize:
      We're pinching pennies now so that we can afford a nice holiday later.
      6 squeeze, nip, tweak, twinge:
      Montrose gave the girl's cheek an affectionate pinch.
      7 touch, (tiny or wee) bit, soupçon, jot, mite, taste, Colloq US tad, smidgen or smidgin:
      Add a pinch of salt to the boiling water.
      8 predicament, emergency, crisis, difficulty, dilemma, (ticklish or delicate) situation, complication, Colloq pickle, jam, scrape, Chiefly Brit crunch:
      Sue will help me out in a pinch.
      Advanced English Dictionary
      verb, noun
      + verb
      with thumb and finger
      1 [VN] to take a piece of sb's skin between your thumb and first finger and squeeze hard, especially to hurt the person: My sister's always pinching me and it really hurts. + He pinched the baby's cheek playfully. + (figurative) She had to pinch herself to make sure she was not dreaming.
      2 [VN] to hold sth tightly between the thumb and finger or between two things that are pressed together: Pinch the nostrils together between your thumb and finger to stop the bleeding. + a pinched nerve in the neck
      of a shoe
      3 if sth such as a shoe pinches part of your body, it hurts you because it is too tight: [V] These new shoes pinch. [also VN]
      4 [VN] ~ sth (from sb/sth) (BrE, informal) to steal sth, especially sth small and not very valuable: Kids have been pinching our apples again. + Who's pinched my pen?
      cost too much
      5 [VN] to cost a person or an organization a lot of money or more than they can spend: Higher interest rates are already pinching the housing industry.
      6 [VN] (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) to arrest sb: I was pinched for dangerous driving.
      Idioms: pinch pennies (informal) to try to spend as little money as possible
      Phrasal Verbs: pinch sth<->off / out to remove sth by pressing your fingers together and pulling: Pinch off the dead flowers.
      + noun
      with thumb and finger
      1 an act of squeezing a part of sb's skin tightly between your thumb and finger, especially in order to hurt them: She gave him a pinch on the arm to wake him up.
      small amount
      2 the amount of sth that you can hold between your finger and thumb: a pinch of salt
      Idioms: at a pinch (BrE) (AmE in a pinch) used to say that sth could be done or used in a particular situation if it is really necessary: We can get six people round this table at a pinch. + The recipe is for beef, but at a pinch you could use chicken.
      take sth with a pinch of salt to be careful about believing that sth is completely true: If I were you, I'd take everything he says with a pinch of salt.
      more at FEEL v.
      Collocation Dictionary

      1 take hold of sth between your thumb and finger


      firmly | gently | sharply | playfully | together
      Apply pressure to the nose by pinching the nostrils firmly together.


      He pinched the leaf between his thumb and forefinger.
      | on
      He pinched me sharply on the arm.

      2 be too tight


      My shoes were pinching badly.

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