|1.||[ verb ] 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"
|Related terms:||irritate pinch|
|2.||[ verb ] touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements|
|Related terms:||itch twitch tickle tickle|
|3.||[ verb ] squeeze tightly between the fingers|
|Synonyms:||pinch nip tweet twinge twitch squeeze|
"He pinched her behind" "She squeezed the bottle"
|Related terms:||grip tweak claw pinch|