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pinch British & World English

Grip (something, typically a person’s flesh) tightly and sharply between finger and thumb

count the pennies British & World English

Be careful about how much one spends

pinch-hit British & World English

Bat instead of another player, typically at a critical point in the game

pinch-run British & World English

Substitute for another as a base runner, typically at a critical point in the game

pinch point British & World English

A place or point where congestion occurs or is likely to occur, especially on a road

at a pinch British & World English

If absolutely necessary

pinch oneself British & World English

Take a moment to convince oneself that a good or pleasurable situation is real

pinch effect British & World English

The constriction of a plasma through which a large electric current is flowing, caused by the attractive force of the current’s own magnetic field

feel the pinch British & World English

Experience hardship, especially financial

at a pinch in pinch British & World English

If absolutely necessary

pinch oneself in pinch British & World English

Take a moment to convince oneself that a good or pleasurable situation is real

feel the pinch in pinch British & World English

Experience hardship, especially financial

count the pennies in penny British & World English

Be careful about how much one spends

take something with a pinch of salt British & World English

Regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something

pinchpenny British & World English

A miserly person

take something with a pinch of salt in salt British & World English

Regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something

take something with a pinch or grain of salt in salt British & World English

Regard something as exaggerated; believe only part of something

pinch English Thesaurus

he pinched my arm harder

pinch English-Spanish

pellizco masculine

pinch-hit English-Spanish

batear de emergencia

pinch hitter English-Spanish

bateador, -dora masculine, feminine de emergencia

at a pinch in pinch English Thesaurus

there's room for four adults, five at a pinch

feel the pinch in pinch English Thesaurus

the recession hit us hard and many of our customers have been feeling the pinch

to feel the pinch in pinch English-Spanish

estar* apretado (de dinero), pasar estrecheces

with a pinch of salt in salt English Thesaurus

you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt

we're going to feel the pinch in pinch English-Spanish

vamos a estar más apretados (de dinero)

to pinch and scrape o save in pinch English-Spanish

hacer* economías, privarse de cosas

take something with a pinch of salt in pinch English Thesaurus

take these figures with a pinch of salt in an election year

to take sth with a pinch o grain of salt in salt English-Spanish

no creerse* algo al pie de la letra, tomar algo con pinzas Southern Cone/Cono Sur

I should take anything he says with a pinch of salt in salt English-Spanish

no se puede creer lo que él dice al pie de la letra, todo lo que él diga hay que tomarlo con pinzas