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inch

noun [C]  /ɪntʃ/ ( abbreviation in., symbol ) us  

inch noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

a unit of measurement of length equal to 1/12 foot or 2.54 centimeters

inch

verb [always + adv/prep]  /ɪntʃ/ us  

inch verb [always + adv/prep] (MOVE)

to move very slowly, or in a lot of short stages: [I] Stock prices inched higher throughout the afternoon. [T] Mike inched the bookcase into position.
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