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Pinch
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Pinch as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 44 answers for the crossword clue 'Pinch', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Pinch a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Pinch as an answer itself some 108 times.

Pinch is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Monday, 29 November 2021 with the answer being NIP, we also found NIP to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"
  • A squeeze with the fingers
  • A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
  • A small sharp bite or snip
  • A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"
  • A painful or straitened circumstance; "the pinch of the recession"
  • An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
  • Squeeze tightly between the fingers; "He pinched her behind"; "She squeezed the bottle"
  • Make ridges into by pinching together
  • Make off with belongings of others
  • Irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear; "smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth"; "the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back"
  • Cut the top off; "top trees and bushes"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

BIT
Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"

DAB
A light touch or stroke

INA

JOT
A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

NAB
Take into custody; "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

NIP
A tart spicy quality

TAD
A slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"

TOP
A canvas tent to house the audience at a circus performance; "he was afraid of a fire in the circus tent"; "they had the big top up in less than an hour"

4 Letters

DASH
A quick run

HINT
An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

HOOK
A sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook

LIFT
The act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"

MITE
Any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

NICK
Mate successfully; of livestock

5 Letters

CATCH
Perceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily; "I caught the aroma of coffee"; "He caught the allusion in her glance"; "ears open to catch every sound"; "The dog picked up the scent"; "Catch a glimpse"

CRIMP
An angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"

FILCH
Make off with belongings of others

SNARF
Make off with belongings of others

SNEAK
Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

SPECK
A very small spot; "the plane was just a speck in the sky"

STEAL
A stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

SWIPE
A sweeping stroke or blow

TINGE
A pale or subdued color

TOUCH
The act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"

TWEAK
A squeeze with the fingers

TWEET
A weak chirping sound as of a small bird

6 Letters

ARREST
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

COLLAR
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

NOBBLE
Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom; "The industrialist's son was kidnapped"

PILFER
Make off with belongings of others

SCRIMP
Subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp"

THIEVE
Take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"

TWINGE
Cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"

TWITCH
Move or pull with a sudden motion

7 Letters

CABBAGE
Informal terms for money

PURLOIN
Make off with belongings of others

SOUPCON
A slight but appreciable amount; "this dish could use a touch of garlic"

SQUEEZE
The act of forcing yourself (or being forced) into or through a restricted space; "getting through that small opening was a tight squeeze"

8 Letters

ABSTRACT
A concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

EXIGENCY
A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

9 Letters

EMERGENCY
A brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

VELLICATE
Touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements

12 Letters

APPREHENSION
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

17 Letters

TAKINGINTOCUSTODY
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

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