Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To keep down or under.
  • v. To press hard upon; straiten (applied to bounds).
  • v. To pinch or starve with cold or hunger; stunt in growth.
  • v. To harass; grill; plague; annoy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To keep down or under.
  • To press hard upon; straighten: applied to bounds.
  • To pinch or starve with cold or hunger; hence, to stunt in growth.
  • To harass; plague; annoy.

Etymologies

From a dialectal variant of nither, nether. (Wiktionary)

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