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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Difference in meaning    

Difference in meaning



nadin235
Russian Federation

Difference in meaning
 
Please, when the shoes are too small, what better to say: they pinch or compress?

29 Oct 2011      



class centre
Belarus

too tight?

29 Oct 2011     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

Neither.
Natasha is right: These shoes are much too tight.
Sophia

29 Oct 2011     



nadin235
Russian Federation

 The question was:   what better to say: The shoes  pinch or compress?

29 Oct 2011     



edrodmedina
United States

To me compress means too tight (not necessarily painful) and pinch conotates a sharp pain. Ed

29 Oct 2011     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

Well then, look here
I just never heard the two go together:) tight is more often used I think.
Sophia

29 Oct 2011     



Kamalnet79
Egypt

Pinch 

29 Oct 2011     



yanogator
United States

It is very common to say, "My shoes pinch" if you need to describe the specific discomfort.
 
Bruce

29 Oct 2011     



miss-o
Portugal

These shoes are too tight.

29 Oct 2011     



eng789
Israel

Definitely "pinch".


29 Oct 2011     



MapleLeaf
Canada

 My shoes are too tight and pinch my feet (give me blisters).   

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30 Oct 2011     

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