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Definition of pinch-hit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pinch-hit

     verb
    verb
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pinch-hit he / she / it pinch-hits past simple pinch-hit -ing form pinch-hitting
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (in baseball) to hit the ball for another player
  2. 2[intransitive] pinch-hit (for somebody) (informal) to do something for someone else who is suddenly unable to do it
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pinch-hit