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inch

noun

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1 a very small distance or degree
  • give them an inch, and they'll take a mile

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2 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking
  • inch by inch, we're making progress toward our fund-raising goal

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3 inches plural the distance of something or someone from bottom to top
  • made the most of her inches by standing on her tiptoes to reach the top shelf

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inch

verb

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1 to advance gradually beyond the usual or desirable limits
  • every year the water inches further up the embankments, threatening to permanently engulf the island city

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2 to move slowly
  • the car inched carefully across the snow-covered causeway

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The first known use of inch was before the 12th century

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“Inch.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inch. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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