Definition of inch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

inch

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪntʃ//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inch
 
he / she / it inches
 
past simple inched
 
-ing form inching
 
 
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to move or make something move slowly and carefully in a particular direction + adv./prep. She moved forward, inching toward the rope. inch something + adv./prep. I inched the car forward. He inched his way through the narrow passage.
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