\ ˈincht How to pronounce inched (audio) \

Definition of inched

: measuring a specified number of inches

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Recent Examples on the Web The move, which will decrease the number of crew members staying aboard the ship to roughly 140 from more than 800, came as the number of crew members who may have been exposed inched upward. Jill Cowan, New York Times, "What to Know About Studies Using Antibody Tests," 21 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of inched

1605, in the meaning defined above

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“Inched.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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