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inch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inch

  1. 1 a very small distance or degree give them an inch, and they'll take a mile Synonyms of inch ace, hairbreadth (or hairsbreadth), hairline, hop, skip, and jump, hair, neck, shouting distance, step, stone's throwWords Related to inch bit, crumb, dab, iota, jot, minim, mite, particle, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), trace, trifleNear Antonyms of inch infinity, light-yearAntonyms of inch country mile, long haul, mile

  2. 2 an individual part of a process, series, or ranking inch by inch, we're making progress toward our fund-raising goal Synonyms of inch chapter, cut, grade, degree, notch, peg, phase, place, point, stage, stepWords Related to inch angle, aspect, facet, side; amount, measure, plane; decrement, increment

  3. 3 inches pl  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 Synonyms of inch altitude, elevation, inches, statureWords Related to inch rise; highness, loftiness, tallness


inch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of inch

  1. 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 Synonyms of inch creep, encroach, wormWords Related to inch snake, sneak; entrench (also intrench), impinge, infringe, intrude, invade; overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep

  2. 2 to move slowly the car inched carefully across the snow-covered causeway Synonyms of inch creak (along), creep, drag, crawl, limp, nose, ooze, plod, poke, slouch, snailWords Related to inch lumber, shamble, shuffle, tramp, trudgeNear Antonyms of inch float, glide, sail; hurry, tearAntonyms of inch fly, race, speed, whiz (or whizz), zip



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