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Nech(e, Neich, Neigh, v. Also: negh, neych(e, necht, neith. [ME. nehȝzhenn (Orm), neȝȝen, nehen, neghen, neghȝe, also neihen etc., f. ME. neh, negh(e etc., adv., OE. néah, néh: see Ne a. and adv. Cf. Nich v.]

1. intr. To go, come or draw near, to approach. Freq. const. till, nere or nerar. (1) Dame Natur the nobillest nechit in ane, For to ferme this federem; Howlat 887.
(2) That thar fallbrig mycht neych thartill; Barb. xvii. 419 (E).
(3) Thar is a welle off wattyre clere Bot thare is nane dar necht [W. neigh] it nere; Wynt. i. 1160.
Neych; Ib. viii. 6951.
Neith; Alex. ii. 10033.
The athill empriour anone nechit him neir; Howlat 682.
Nech; Ib. 908.
Neche; Bk. Chess 675.
In bed thow sall neuer negh me nere; Seven S. 1237.
(4) Nerar that noys in nest I nechit in ane; Howlat 47.

2. tr. a. To draw near to, to approach. b. fig. To touch or concern (one). a. Bot him to nech he forbad [to] pretend; Kennedy Pass. Christ 1476 (S.T.S.).
b. Sen it nechit Natur thar alleris mastris; Howlat 276 (A).

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