by inches

Definition of by inches

:by a small amount, distance, or degree
  • The bullet missed my head by inches.

Word by Word Definitions

inch play inches
  1. : a unit of length equal to ¹/₃₆ yard — see Weights and Measures Table

  2. : a small amount, distance, or degree

  3. : stature, height

  1. : to move by small degrees : progress slowly

  2. : to cause to move slowly

  1. : island


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