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as in stage
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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as in height
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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as in to encroach
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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“Inch.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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