Translation of pinch in Spanish:

pinch

pellizco, n.

Pronunciation /pɪn(t)ʃ//pɪn(t)ʃ/

noun

  • 1

    (act)
    pellizco masculine
    to give sb a pinch pellizcar / darle un pellizco a algn
    • Democracy day is also a holiday, and whole families have come out to the polls, a pat-down for the parents, a playful pinch for the kids.
    • And I am not sure I would be swayed by the statement that a suicide bomber suffers no more pain than that of a pinch.
    • Try strokes, caresses, nips, pinches and gentle scratches.
    • Melibe will swim in response to pinches.
    • The bite was not venomous, just a pinch, and so to dinner, cat and beetle not invited.
    • Ally felt a pinch as she looked at him; she hated to know that he was hurting.
    • There's winking, strutting, flitting and flirting, pecks on the cheek and pinches on the bum.
    • 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.
    • I have been on the receiving end of a pinch from a man when I worked in a hospital.
    • I avoided all the pinches and kisses and hugs by staying in Derek's room.
    • ‘Oh, he's her boyfriend,’ stated Clay, rather smoothly, and in turn gained a sharp pinch in the side by yours truly.
    • Sara brushed some curls from the cherub face and gave her nose a gentle pinch.
    • Number of gropes, slaps, pinches and otherwise unwanted sexual attention endured: 0.
    • Unfortunately, I think I was given a slightly too large a pinch.
    • He does not feel the pain of his killing except like a pinch.
    • The little pinch looks innocuous, but boy does it hurt!
    • Several tales exist concerning alleged damage of earwigs: how they like to crawl into ears or how the forceps cause a painful pinch.
  • 2

    (small quantity)
    pizca feminine
    pellizco masculine
    a pinch of salt una pizca / un pellizco de sal
    • Adding a pinch of MSG to my unreduced stock made it taste more brothy - that is, more like reduced stock.
    • Gently stir together the first six ingredients with a pinch of salt until well mixed.
    • For the pastry, place the flour and butter in a food processor with a pinch of salt and whizz until breadcrumbs.
    • In another bowl, whisk the egg whites and the pinch of salt into stiff peaks.
    • 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.
    • Top with a pinch of snipped tomato and drizzle over a tiny dab of pesto.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white with a pinch of salt to make soft peaks.
    • You've been trying to eat less sodium - just a pinch of table salt to your baked potato and a dash to your scrambled eggs.
    • Place the first four ingredients in a food processor with a pinch of salt, and process until combined.
    • Other ingredients which find their way into the blender include a pinch of Salt, Black Pepper, some grated Onions, Coriander, grated Parsley and some Cream.
    • Place the polenta, flour, sugar and lemon zest in a food processor with a pinch of salt.
    • While the pinch of something can as well, in general, a cook understands that a pinch is a modest amount, less than a teaspoon.
    • To check for acidity in the soil, take a tablespoon of wet soil and add a pinch of baking soda.
    • Meanwhile, to make the polenta, put 500 ml water in a heavy-based saucepan, add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil.
    • Next I'd sprinkle a pinch of good sea salt - not much, just a bit, enough to bring out the flavor of the natural sweetness of tofu.
    • The only added ingredients are a pinch of salt and, on the French fries, canola or soybean oil and citric acid.
    • Mix 1/3 teaspoon of salt and a pinch of baking soda in a cup of water.
    • This she mixed with a little raw garlic and some sugar and a pinch of MSG, which is cheaper than salt.
    • Cook the bread fruit and potatoes in a pressure cooker with a pinch of turmeric powder and salt.
    • Meanwhile, put the two egg whites in a third heatproof bowl with a pinch of salt.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (person) pellizcar
    (shoes) apretar
    pinch the pastry to make little folds hacer un repulgo en la masa
    • Only a tiny whimper from pain as she fallen on her rump, the wood pinching her bare flesh.
    • But lately it's pinched his toes and left unsightly blisters, and now he finds himself venturing off to New York to see if it can be refitted.
    • If the skin is crushed, or very tightly pinched or squeezed, a blood blister may form.
    • She shut them tightly and pinched herself, opening them she knew she wasn't dreaming.
    • I'm still in disbelief, and keep looking at the ring on my finger, pinching myself!
    • No matter that pointy shoes pinch your toes something rotten (so I'm told), last year people were happy to suffer them in the name of fashion.
    • I pinched Elle's arm as discreetly as could, and got a nudge back.
    • He leaned over again and trailed his lips down Edge's neck, his fingers now gently pinching the sensitive flesh.
    • ‘They're pinching my toes already,’ She complained as she slipped them on.
    • He had been so used to his old boots that the new ones he had bought had pinched his feet beyond endurance.
    • I begin to mutter something along those lines and begin pinching myself - just trying to wake up.
    • His hand clamped around her neck loosely but his thumb was pinching her skin against the wall.
    • They were pinching my feet, so I took them off by the Dumpster.
    • I pull him closer, pinching his scrawny bottom.
    • She remembered walking rigidly up the stone steps in her white lace, with the stockings too tight and the white shoes pinching and the back of the dress itchy.
    • How much of the universe can you pinch between your thumb and finger?
    • He grabbed my right cheek and pinched it before going up the stairs.
    • I had gotten rid of my shoes, they were too small, and they were pinching at my feet.
    • Before the game, Trucks noticed that his spikes had shrunk and were pinching his feet.
    • She descended the stairs carefully because the shoes were pinching her feet.
    • He looked at me, and put a strong firm hand under my chin grabbing the skin with his fingers pinching it there.
    • This time, he got up and grabbed his teacher's cheeks and pinched them.
    • She looked at him blankly until her god sister pinched her arm.
    • If you can see it biting you, you simply pinch the skin on either side of its proboscus, which means it can't extract it and fly away.
    • The knees ain't what they used to be; feet ache a bit now and then when shoes pinch; and the hips, well, they're okay I suppose.
    • There's no point in buying shoes that will pinch your toes and cramp your feet all day long.
    • The tongs pinch your skin and a gauge measures the hunk of flesh in millimeters.
    • Try pinching the skin near the itch between your thumb and forefinger through your clothing; this is less damaging than actual scratching.
    • Famous saying goes that ‘Only you yourself know whether your shoes pinch,’ but a new breed of shoe advisers would beg to differ with this line.
    • The obvious and the ordinary were shoes that pinched his feet.
    • Evan noticed my reaction to his smile and pinched the skin behind my arm.
    • Her friends encouraged her and Megan reached over to pinch the skin on the back of Rick's kneecap.
    • She sighed and rumbled softly while I showed her how to rub and pinch flesh between the fingers, how to read the muscles.
    • 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.
    • I made a quick mental note to never wear stilettos again as I turned and discovered the damned footwear pinching my toes together in quite an uncomfortable fashion.
  • 2

    • 2.1British informal (steal)

      (wallet) robar
      (boyfriend) levantar informal
      (idea) robar
      (idea) quitar
      • 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.
      • The thieves didn't pinch the tapes of the show, for some reason, which suggests they were pretty discerning.
      • If a thief has pinched a mobile, and changed the IMEI number, he will need to change the number carried on the label on the phone as well.
      • 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.
      • A thief who pinched a pot of charity cash was later shamed into handing it back by angry shop staff.
      • It had been years since Big Al had been pinched for tax evasion, shipped off to Alcatraz, and reduced to a syphilitic mess.
      • Records from one of the credit cards they pinched show that after leaving the crime scene, the thieves went straight to Tesco's and bought £44 worth of pizza.
      • Joshua, of Earlswood Walk, Great Lever, watched in horror from a kitchen window as a thief pinched the bike and cycled off.

    • 2.2informal (arrest)

      (criminal) atrapar
      (criminal) pescar
      (criminal) agarrar
      • When the cops pinched him, he gave them a fake name.
      • He wanted the police to portray themselves as the rabbit, but a day later, he's pinched.


intransitive verb

  • 1

    (be too tight)
    (shoes) apretar
  • 2

    (be frugal)
    to pinch and scrape / save privarse de cosas