Translation of pinch in Spanish:
- 1 (act) to give somebody a pinchpellizcar or darle un pellizco a alguienin or (British) at a pinch(if necessary) si fuera necesario(at the most) como máximoto feel the pinchestar apretado (de dinero)we're going to feel the pinch
pasar estrechecesvamos a estar más apretados (de dinero)Example sentences
- 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.
- 2 (small quantity) a pinch of saltuna pizca or un pellizco de sal→ salt 1 1 1Example sentences
- 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.
pellizcar(shoes)pinch the pastry to make little folds
apretarhacer un repulgo en la masaExample sentences
- She sighed and rumbled softly while I showed her how to rub and pinch flesh between the fingers, how to read the muscles.
- He leaned over again and trailed his lips down Edge's neck, his fingers now gently pinching the sensitive flesh.
- His hand clamped around her neck loosely but his thumb was pinching her skin against the wall.
- There's no point in buying shoes that will pinch your toes and cramp your feet all day long.
- I look over at the closet and scan the rows of shoes there, the shoes that hurt my feet, pinch my toes, make me wobble and have to hold on to Tony for balance and support.
- She descended the stairs carefully because the shoes were pinching her feet.
- 2 [colloquial] 2.1 (steal)(British) (wallet)
levantar [colloquial]Example sentences2.2 (arrest) [colloquial]
- BOB is an angry man - he has lost his girlfriend and now the culprit who stole her has pinched his lead role in the new play.
- He said he has been left ‘devastated and heartbroken’ after opportunist thieves pinched his bike while he went into the store to get a Mars Bar, leaving the bike with a friend.
- Joshua, of Earlswood Walk, Great Lever, watched in horror from a kitchen window as a thief pinched the bike and cycled off.
- He wanted the police to portray themselves as the rabbit, but a day later, he's pinched.
- When the cops pinched him, he gave them a fake name.
- 1 (be too tight)(shoes)
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