Definitions For Pinch


  • The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
  • A squeeze with the fingers
  • A small sharp bite or snip
  • A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
  • A slight but appreciable amount
  • An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
  • A painful or straitened circumstance
  • The act of pinching someone or something
  • The amount of something that can be held between your finger and thumb


  • Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
  • Cut the top off
  • Squeeze tightly between the fingers
  • Make ridges into by pinching together
  • Make off with belongings of others
  • To squeeze (someone's skin) between your thumb and finger often in a painful way
  • To squeeze or press (something) together with your thumb and finger
  • To remove (part of a plant) by squeezing with your thumb and finger

Is Pinch a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Pinch is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Pinch in a Sentence

  • My little brother is always trying to pinch me.
  • He pinched her cheeks and told her how cute she was.
  • Pinch together the edges of the dough.
  • The pinch of my favorite sweater really bugged me!
  • An innocent person caught up in a city-wide pinch of drug dealers
  • A pinch homer won the game.

Synonyms for Pinch

Antonyms for Pinch

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