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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pinch \Pinch\, v. i. 1. To act with pressing force; to compress; to squeeze; as, the shoe pinches. [1913 Webster] 2. (Hunt.) To take hold; to grip, as a dog does. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To spare; to be niggardly; to be covetous. --Gower. [1913 Webster] The wretch whom avarice bids to pinch and spare. --Franklin. [1913 Webster] To pinch at, to find fault with; to take exception to. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]