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English definition of “pinch”

pinch

noun [C] (AMOUNT)    /pɪntʃ/
a small amount of something, such as a powder , especially the amount that a person can hold between their first finger and thumb : While the tomatoes are cooking add a pinch of salt / sugar / dried thyme .figurative Opinion polls on subjects like this should be taken with a pinch of scepticism .Words meaning small pieces and amounts
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