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

Translation of pinch in German:


  • 1
    Kniff, der
    give somebody a pinch
    jemanden kneifen
    od. (especially South German) (Austrian German)
    give somebody a pinch on the arm/cheek etc.
    jemanden od. jemandem in den Arm/die Backe (usw.) kneifen
    od. (especially South German) (Austrian German)
  • 2 [figurative]feel the pinch
    knapp bei Kasse sein
    the firm is feeling the pinch
    der Firma geht es finanziell nicht gut
    at a pinch
    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)
    (especially South German) (Austrian German)
    pinch somebody's cheek/bottom
    jemanden in die Wange/den Hintern [colloquial] kneifen
    I had to pinch myself
    ich musste mich erst mal in den Arm kneifen
    pinched with cold [figurative]
    [völlig] durchgefroren
    starr vor Kälte
  • 2 [colloquial]
    (steal) [colloquial]
  • 3 [colloquial]
    sich Dat. schnappen
    get pinched
    geschnappt werden

intransitive verb

  • 1
    that's where the shoe pinches
    da liegt der Hase im Pfeffer od. der Hund begraben

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