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Nick vs. Pinch — What's the Difference?

Nick vs. Pinch — What's the Difference?

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Nick

Nick is a masculine given name. It is also often encountered as a short form (hypocorism) of the given names Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolas, Nikola, Nicolai or Nicodemus.
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Pinch

To squeeze (something) between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges.
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Nick

A small cut or notch
A small nick on his wrist
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Pinch

To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight
These shoes pinch my toes.
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Nick

Prison
He'll end up in the nick for the rest of his life
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Pinch

To nip, wither, or shrivel
Buds that were pinched by the frost.
A face that was pinched with grief.
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Nick

The junction between the floor and side walls in a squash court or real tennis court.
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Pinch

To cause to be in difficulty or financial distress
"A year and a half of the blockade has pinched Germany" (William L. Shirer).
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Nick

Make a nick or nicks in
He had nicked himself while shaving
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Pinch

(Slang) To take (money or property) wrongfully.
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Nick

Steal
She nicked fivers from the till
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Pinch

(Slang) To take into custody; arrest.
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Nick

Arrest (someone)
Stuart and Dan got nicked for burglary
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Pinch

To move (something) with a pinch bar.
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Nick

Go quickly or surreptitiously
They nicked across the road
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Pinch

(Nautical) To sail (a boat) so close into the wind that its sails shiver and its speed is reduced.
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Nick

A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface
Nicks in the table.
Razor nicks on his chin.
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Pinch

To press, squeeze, or bind painfully
This collar pinches.
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Nick

Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.
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Pinch

To draw a thumb and a finger together on a touchscreen to cause the image to become smaller.
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Nick

(Printing) A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
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Pinch

To be frugal or miserly
If we pinch, we might save some money.
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Nick

To cut a nick or notch in.
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Pinch

(Nautical) To drag an oar at the end of a stroke.
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Nick

To cut into and wound slightly
A sliver of glass nicked my hand.
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Pinch

The act or an instance of pinching.
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Nick

To cut short; check
Nicked an impulse to flee.
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Pinch

An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger
A pinch of salt.
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Nick

(Slang) To cheat, especially by overcharging.
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Pinch

Difficulty or hardship
Felt the pinch of the recession.
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Nick

To steal.
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Pinch

An emergency situation
This coat will do in a pinch.
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Nick

To arrest.
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Pinch

A narrowing of a mineral deposit, as in a mine.
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Nick

A small cut in a surface.
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Pinch

(Informal) A theft.
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Nick

A particular place or point considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
In the nick of time
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Pinch

(Slang) An arrest by a law enforcement officer.
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Nick

A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
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Pinch

Relating to pinch-hitting or pinch runners
A pinch single.
A pinch steal of third base.
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Nick

Senses connoting something small.
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Pinch

To squeeze a small amount of a person's skin and flesh, making it hurt.
The children were scolded for pinching each other.
This shoe pinches my foot.
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Nick

(cricket) A small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch.
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Pinch

To squeeze between the thumb and forefinger.
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Nick

(genetics) One of the single-stranded DNA segments produced during nick translation.
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Pinch

To squeeze between two objects.
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Nick

The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.
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Pinch

(intransitive) Of clothing, to be uncomfortably tight in specific spots.
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Nick

Often in the expressions in bad nick and in good nick: condition, state.
The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.
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Pinch

To steal, usually something inconsequential.
Someone has pinched my handkerchief!
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Nick

A police station or prison.
He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick [police station] to be charged.
He’s just been released from Shadwell nick [prison] after doing ten years for attempted murder.
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Pinch

To arrest or capture.
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Nick

(Internet) nickname
A user’s reserved nick on an IRC network
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Pinch

(horticulture) To cut shoots or buds of a plant in order to shape the plant, or to improve its yield.
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Nick

(archaic) A nix or water]] spirit.
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Pinch

(nautical) To sail so close-hauled that the sails begin to flutter.
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Nick

(transitive) To make a nick or notch in; to cut or scratch in a minor way.
I nicked myself while I was shaving.
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Pinch

(hunting) To take hold; to grip, as a dog does.
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Nick

(transitive) To make ragged or uneven, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to deface, to mar.
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Pinch

To be stingy or covetous; to live sparingly.
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Nick

To make a crosscut or cuts on the underside of (the tail of a horse, in order to make the animal carry it higher).
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Pinch

(of animals) To seize; to grip; to bite.
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Nick

To fit into or suit, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
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Pinch

(figurative) To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve.
To be pinched for money
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Nick

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
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Pinch

To move, as a railroad car, by prying the wheels with a pinch.
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Nick

To hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection.
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Pinch

(obsolete) To complain or find fault.
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Nick

To throw or turn up (a number when playing dice); to hit upon.
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Pinch

The action of squeezing a small amount of a person's skin and flesh, making it hurt.
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Nick

To make a cut at the side of the face.
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Pinch

A close compression of anything with the fingers.
I gave the leather of the sofa a pinch, gauging the texture.
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Nick

To steal.
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Pinch

A small amount of powder or granules, such that the amount could be held between fingertip and thumb tip.
Mix about four cups of white flour with a pinch of salt.
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Nick

To arrest.
The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he’d broken into.
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Pinch

An awkward situation of some kind (especially money or social) which is difficult to escape.
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Nick

To give or call (someone) by a nickname; to style.
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Pinch

A metal bar used as a lever for lifting weights, rolling wheels, etc.
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Nick

An evil spirit of the waters.
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Pinch

An organic herbal smoke additive.
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Nick

A notch cut into something
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Pinch

(physics) A magnetic compression of an electrically-conducting filament.
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Nick

A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.
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Pinch

The narrow part connecting the two bulbs of an hourglass.
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Nick

A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
To cut it off in the very nick.
This nick of time is the critical occasion for the gaining of a point.
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Pinch

(slang) An arrest.
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Nick

To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
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Pinch

To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the fingers, between teeth or claws, or between the jaws of an instrument; to squeeze or compress, as between any two hard bodies.
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Nick

To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick{2} in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.
And thence proceed to nicking sashes.
The itch of his affection should not thenHave nicked his captainship.
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Pinch

To seize; to grip; to bite; - said of animals.
He [the hound] pinched and pulled her down.
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Nick

To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations.
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Pinch

To plait.
Full seemly her wimple ipinched was.
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Nick

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved.
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Pinch

Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money.
Want of room . . . pinching a whole nation.
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Nick

To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).
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Pinch

To seize by way of theft; to steal; to lift.
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Nick

To nickname; to style.
For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me.
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Pinch

To catch; to arrest (a criminal).
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Nick

An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
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Pinch

To act with pressing force; to compress; to squeeze; as, the shoe pinches.
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Nick

A small cut
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Pinch

To take hold; to grip, as a dog does.
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Nick

Cut slightly, with a razor;
The barber's knife nicked his cheek
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Pinch

To spare; to be niggardly; to be covetous.
The wretch whom avarice bids to pinch and spare.
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Nick

Cut a nick into
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Pinch

A close compression, as with the ends of the fingers, or with an instrument; a nip.
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Nick

Divide or reset the tail muscles of;
Nick horses
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Pinch

As much as may be taken between the finger and thumb; any very small quantity; as, a pinch of snuff.
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Nick

Mate successfully; of livestock
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Pinch

Pian; pang.
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Pinch

A lever having a projection at one end, acting as a fulcrum, - used chiefly to roll heavy wheels, etc. Called also pinch bar.
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Pinch

A painful or straitened circumstance;
The pinch of the recession
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Pinch

An injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
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Pinch

A slight but appreciable addition;
This dish could use a touch of garlic
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Pinch

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

Small sharp biting
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Pinch

A squeeze with the fingers
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Pinch

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

Squeeze tightly between the fingers;
He pinched her behind
She squeezed the bottle
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Pinch

Make ridges into by pinching together
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Pinch

Make off with belongings of others
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Pinch

Cut the top off;
Top trees and bushes
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Pinch

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
Dec 03, 2022

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