Translation of pinch in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /pɪntʃ/


  • 1.1 (act) pellizco (masculine) to give sb a pinch pellizcar* or darle* un pellizco a algn in o (British English/inglés británico) at a pinch (if necessary) si fuera necesario (at the most) como máximo to feel the pinch estar* apretado (de dinero), pasar estrecheces we're going to feel the pinch vamos a estar más apretados (de dinero)
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    • Try strokes, caresses, nips, pinches and gentle scratches.
    • Number of gropes, slaps, pinches and otherwise unwanted sexual attention endured: 0.
    • What looks like an earlobe pinch is a pressure point submission; I had heard of its use in law enforcement but hadn't seen it until now.
    1.2 (small quantity) pizca (feminine), pellizco (masculine) a pinch of salt una pizca or un pellizco de sal salt 1 1 1
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    • The only added ingredients are a pinch of salt and, on the French fries, canola or soybean oil and citric acid.
    • For the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until they are fluffy and then add the remaining ingredients with a pinch of salt until combined.
    • While the pinch of something can as well, in general, a cook understands that a pinch is a modest amount, less than a teaspoon.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [person] pellizcar*; [shoes] apretar* pinch the pastry to make little folds hacer* un repulgo en la masa

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 (be too tight) [shoes] apretar* 1.2 (be frugal) to pinch and scrape o save hacer* economías, privarse de cosas

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