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British English: /pɪn(t)ʃ/
American English: /pɪn(t)ʃ/

Translation of pinch in French:


  • 1 (nip) to give somebody a pinch on the cheek
    pincer la joue de quelqu'un
  • 2 (small quantity) (of salt, spice) a pinch of snuff
    une prise de tabac

transitive verb

  • 1 (with fingers) to pinch somebody's arm/bottom, to pinch somebody on the arm/bottom
    pincer le bras/les fesses de quelqu'un
  • 3
    (informal) from à
  • 5 (in gardening) See examples:to pinch out ou off
    (bud, tip)
  • 6
    (American English) (arrest)

intransitive verb

reflexive verb

  • to pinch oneself
    [literal] [figurative]
    se pincer


at (British English) ou in (American English) a pinch

à la rigueur

to feel the pinch

avoir de la peine à joindre les deux bouts

to pinch and scrape

rogner sur tout

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    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly