feel the pinch

feel the pinch
F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feel stressed th ee pinch]
    • /fil stressed ði pɪntʃ/
    • /fiːl ðə pɪntʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feel stressed th ee pinch]
    • /fil stressed ði pɪntʃ/

Definitions of feel the pinch words

  • phrase feel the pinch If a person or company is feeling the pinch, they do not have as much money as they used to, and so they cannot buy the things they would like to buy. 0
  • verb feel the pinch (Idiomatic) INF To suffer a hardship, especially significant financial pressure. 0

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Parts of speech for Feel the pinch


feel the pinch popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for feel the pinch

verb feel the pinch

  • desire — A desire is a strong wish to do or have something.
  • require — to have need of; need: He requires medical care.
  • lack — deficiency or absence of something needed, desirable, or customary: lack of money; lack of skill.
  • call for — If you call for someone, you go to the building where they are, so that you can both go somewhere.
  • demand — If one thing demands another, the first needs the second in order to happen or be dealt with successfully.

Antonyms for feel the pinch

verb feel the pinch

  • dislike — to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters.
  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • abjure — If you abjure something such as a belief or way of life, you state publicly that you will give it up or that you reject it.
  • despise — If you despise something or someone, you dislike them and have a very low opinion of them.
  • have — Usually, haves. an individual or group that has wealth, social position, or other material benefits (contrasted with have-not).

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