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pinch / pellizco
 
pinch   [pɪntʃ]
A. -noun
1. (with fingers)   pellizco (m)
·to give somebody a pinch on the arm
·dar a somebody, someone un pellizco en el brazo,   pellizcar el brazo a somebody, someone
2. (=small quantity)   pizca (f)
·a pinch of salt
·una pizca de sal
·a pinch of snuff
·un polvo de rapé
a. to take something with a pinch of salt   tomarse algo con reservas,   no creerse algo a pies juntillas
3. (figurative)   apuro (m)
·at a pinch
·en caso de apuro or necesidad
·if it comes to the pinch
·en un caso extremo
a. to feel the pinch   (empezar a) pasar apuros or estrecheces
·to feel the pinch of poverty
·saber lo que significa ser pobre
B. -transitive verb
1. (with fingers)   pellizcar
[shoe]   apretar
·to pinch one'noun finger in the door
·pillarse el dedo en la puerta
·to pinch off or out or back a bud
·arrancar un brote con los dedos
2. *
(=steal)   robar,   birlar *,   guindar Spain Spain
·I had my pen pinched
·me robaron la pluma,   me birlaron la pluma *
·he pinched that idea from Shaw
·esa idea la robó de Shaw
·he pinched Mike'noun girl
le pisó or levantó la novia a Mike *
3. *
(=arrest)   pescar *,   coger,   agarrar Latin America
·he got pinched for a parking offence   lo pescaron en una infracciónoun de aparcamiento *,   le metieron un paquete por aparcamiento indebido *
C. -intransitive verb
[shoe]   apretar
·to pinch and scrape
·privarse de lo necesario
·they pinched and scraped to send her to college
·se privaron de muchas cosas para poder enviarla a la universidad
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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