inch

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
inch

Plural
inches

A tape measure that measures inches
  1. A unit of length that is equal to 2.54 centimetres; there are 12 inches in a foot.
    My pencil is six inches long.

Verb[change]

Plain form
inch

Third-person singular
inches

Past tense
inched

Past participle
inched

Present participle
inching

  1. (intransitive); (followed by a preposition) To move very slowly in a direction.
    Fearful of falling, he inched along the window ledge.

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