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inchnoun [C]

 us   /ɪntʃ/ (abbreviation in., symbol )

inch noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

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

inchverb [always + adv/prep]

 us   /ɪntʃ/

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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