Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
I. v. tr. and intr. To rub, press, squeeze, press down forcibly with the knee (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 98; Cai. 1902 E.D.D.; Sh., n.Sc. 1960), to nudge, jog with the elbow (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.); specif. to squeeze through a crowd or narrow place with difficulty (Rxb. 1825 Jam.); to strain at stool in constipation (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Vbl.n. knidgan, continuous severe pressure with the knee (Gregor). Also in Nhb. dial.
Sc. 18th c. Merry Muses (1911) 55:
Come nidge me Tam, — come nodge me Tam, Come nidge me o'er the nyvle. Ork. 1880 Dennison Sketch-Bk. 68:
I saw a great black man knedgan' Inkster's trapple. Bnff. 1924 Swatches o' Hamespun 83:
I knidged him doon, an' gid 'im a baff.
II. n. A forceful squeeze, an application of pressure, esp. with the knees (Cai. 1902 E.D.D.; ne.Sc. 1942; Sh.10 1952, rare; Cai. 1960).
Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 98:
He ga' 'im a knidge i' the breest it gart's behns crack.
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