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

Translation of pinch in German:

noun

  • 1 (squeezing)
    Kniff Mask.
    give somebody a pinch
    jemanden kneifen
    jemanden zwicken (esp (South German) , (Austrian) )
    give somebody a pinch on the arm/cheek etc.
    jemanden od. jemandem in den Arm/die Backe (usw.) kneifen
    jemanden od. jemandem in den Arm/die Backe (usw.) zwicken (esp (South German) , (Austrian) )
  • 2 [figurative]feel the pinch
    knapp bei Kasse sein [informal]
    the firm is feeling the pinch
    der Firma geht es finanziell nicht gut
    at a pinch
    zur Not
    wenn es [unbedingt] sein muss
    if it comes to a or the pinch
    wenn es zum Äußersten od. Schlimmsten kommt

transitive verb

  • 1 (grip tightly)
    zwicken (esp (South German) , (Austrian) )
    pinch somebody's cheek
    jemanden in die Wange kneifen
    pinch somebody's bottom
    jemanden in den Hintern kneifen [informal]
    I had to pinch myself
    ich musste mich erst mal in den Arm kneifen [informal]
    pinched with cold [figurative]
    [völlig] durchgefroren
    starr vor Kälte
  • 2 [informal] (steal)
    klauen [slang]
  • 3 [informal] (arrest)
    sich Dat. schnappen [informal]
    get pinched
    geschnappt werden [informal]

intransitive verb

  • 1
    (Schuh)
    drücken
    that's where the shoe pinches [figurative]
    da liegt der Hase im Pfeffer od. der Hund begraben [informal]
  • 2 (be niggardly)
    knapsen [informal] (on mit)
    nausern [informal] [pejorative] (on mit)

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