Definition for PINCH


  1. A close compression with the ends of the fingers. – Dryden.
  2. A gripe; a pang. – Shak.
  3. Distress inflicted or suffered; pressure; oppression; as, necessity's sharp pinch. – Shak.
  4. Straits; difficulty; time of distress from want. – Bacon.

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