›to move very slowly or in a lot of shortstages: inch ahead/along/forwardCrates inched along the conveyor belt on their way out of the warehouse.Legislators inched closer to closing a loophole in the law.inch up/upwardStocks slowly inched upward in March.
What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)
by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow