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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] (steal)
    faucher [informal] (from à)
  • 5 (in gardening)to pinch out ou off
    enlever (bud, tip)
  • 6 (American English) [informal] (arrest)
    pincer [informal]

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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