Definition for PINCH

PINCH, v.i.

  1. To act with pressing force; to bear hard; to be puzzling. You see where the reasons pinch. – Dryden.
  2. To spare; to be straitened; to be covetous. The wretch whom avarice bids to pinch and spare / Starve, steal and pilfer to enrich an heir. – Franklin.

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