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English definition of “inch”

inch

verb [I]
 
 
/ɪnʃ/
to move very slowly or in a lot of short stages: inch ahead/along/forward Crates inched along the conveyor belt on their way out of the warehouse. Legislators inched closer to closing a loophole in the law.inch up/upward Stocks slowly inched upward in March.
(Definition of inch verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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