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: a fall (as of rain or snow) sufficient to cover a surface or to fill a gauge to the depth of one inch
: a degree of atmospheric or other pressure sufficient to balance the weight of a column of liquid (such as mercury) one inch high in a barometer or manometer
inched; inching; inches
Verb We inched along in heavy traffic. As she neared the finish line, she inched ahead of the other racers. Gas prices are inching up again. I inched the car into the garage.
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