Go to Bing homepage

pinch

US [pɪntʃ]
UK [pɪntʃ]
  • v.捏;掐;拧;捏住
  • n.捏;掐;拧;一撮
  • Web挤压;收缩;掐掉
Simple Present:pinches  Present Participle:pinching  Past Tense:pinched  
pinch
Show examples
v.
用拇指和手指with thumb and finger
1.
[t]
~ sb/sth/yourself
拧;捏;掐to take a piece of sb's skin between your thumb and first finger and squeeze hard, especially to hurt the person
My sister's always pinching me and it really hurts.
我姐姐老拧我,真的很痛。
He pinched the baby's cheek playfully.
他捏着宝宝的脸颊逗着玩。
She had to pinch herself to make sure she was not dreaming.
她不得不掐一下自己,弄清楚自己不是在做梦。
2.
[t]
~ sth (+ adv./prep.)
捏住;夹紧to hold sth tightly between the thumb and finger or between two things that are pressed together
Pinch the nostrils together between your thumb and finger to stop the bleeding.
用手指捏住鼻孔止血。
a pinched nerve in the neck
脖子上一条被挤压的神经
of a shoe
3.
[i][t]
~ (sb/sth)
夹(脚);夹痛if sth such as a shoepinches part of your body, it hurts you because it is too tight
These new shoes pinch.
这双新鞋夹脚。
偷窃steal
4.
[t]
(informal)
~ sth (from sb/sth)
偷摸;行窃to steal sth, especially sth small and not very valuable
Who's pinched my pen?
谁拿了我的笔?
昂贵cost too much
5.
[t]
~ sb/sth
使花费过多;使入不敷出to cost a person or an organization a lot of money or more than they can spend
Higher interest rates are already pinching the housing industry.
提高利率已使住房产业不堪负荷。
拘捕arrest
6.
[t]
(informal)
~ sb
逮捕to arrest sb
I was pinched for dangerous driving.
我因危险驾驶而被抓。
IDM
pinch pennies
(informal)
一毛不拔;吝啬to try to spend as little money as possible
n.
用拇指和手指with thumb and finger
1.
捏;掐;拧an act of squeezing a part of sb's skin tightly between your thumb and finger, especially in order to hurt them
She gave him a pinch on the arm to wake him up.
她拧了一下他的胳膊把他唤醒。
少量small amount
2.
一撮the amount of sth that you can hold between your finger and thumb
a pinch of salt
一撮盐
IDM
We can get six people round this table at a pinch.
必要时,这张桌子可以坐六个人。
at a pinch
必要时;不得已时used to say that sth could be done or used in a particular situation if it is really necessary
We can get six people round this table at a pinch.
必要时,这张桌子可以坐六个人。
take sth with a pinch of salt
不完全相信;半信半疑to be careful about believing that sth is completely true

Sample Sentence

Definition:
Category:AllAll,OralOral,WrittenWritten,TitleTitle,TechnicalTechnical
Source:AllAll,DictionaryDictionary,WebWeb
Difficulty:AllAll,EasyEasy,MiddleMiddle,HardHard
More sentence filters
Hide sentence filters