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Definition of pinch-hit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pinch-hit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    (North American English)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pinch-hit
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    he / she / it pinch-hits
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪts//
     
    past simple pinch-hit
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    past participle pinch-hit
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪt//
     
    -ing form pinch-hitting
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪntʃ hɪtɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (in baseball) to hit the ball for another player See related entries: Baseball
  2. 2[intransitive] pinch-hit (for somebody) (informal) to do something for somebody else who is suddenly unable to do it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pinch-hit