verb (used with or without object)
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Idioms for inch
- narrowly; by a narrow margin: escaped by inches.
- Also inch by inch. by small degrees or stages; gradually: The miners worked their way through the narrow shaft inch by inch.
Origin of inch1
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Definition for inch (2 of 2)
Origin of inch2
Example sentences from the Web for inch
With a 1¾-inch ice cream scoop (or two spoons), scoop round balls of dough onto the prepared sheet pans.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cut the phyllo in half crosswise to make two (7 × 8½-inch) rectangles.
Anna Whiston-Donaldson is a popular blogger at An Inch of Gray.
In the coming month, Maynard may play a crucial role in helping the GOP inch forward on this controversial issue.The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I moved my head one inch off the pillow to find out which it was, and something growled.The Stacks: Pete Dexter on What It’s Like to Lose the Knack of Having Fun|Pete Dexter|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was a perfect mountain of a fellow, six and a half feet if he was an inch, with shoulders on him like a shorthorn bull.Greenmantle|John Buchan
It fought every inch of the way, wearing down pony and rider until they were almost exhausted.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
Then the roof of the ward lifted about an inch, and more wind beat down, and as it beat down, so the roof lifted.The Backwash of War|Ellen N. La Motte
When about cool cut with scissors into lengths of an inch or less.Candy-Making at Home|Mary M. Wright
It is pear-shaped, about five-eighths of an inch long, and mounted with a gold top, and a hook to pass through the ear.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
British Dictionary definitions for inch (1 of 2)
- an amount of precipitation that would cover a surface with water one inch deepfive inches of rain fell in January
- a unit of pressure equal to a mercury column one inch high in a barometer
Word Origin for inch
British Dictionary definitions for inch (2 of 2)
Word Origin for inch
Scientific definitions for inch
Idioms and Phrases with inch
In addition to the idioms beginning with inch
- inch along
- inch by inch
- by inches
- every inch
- give an inch
- within an ace (inch) of