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pinch–hit

play
verb \ˈpinch-ˈhit, ˌpinch-\

Simple Definition of pinch–hit

  • baseball : to bat in the place of another player

  • : to act or serve in place of another person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pinch–hit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to act or serve in place of another

  3. 2 :  to bat in the place of another player especially when a hit is particularly needed

Origin and Etymology of pinch–hit

back-formation from pinch hitter


First Known Use: 1915


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