inch along

inch along
move slowly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • inch\ along — v. phr. to. proceed slowly and with difficulty. When the electricity failed, it took John half an hour to inch his way along the corridors of the office building …   Словарь американских идиом

  • inch — I UK [ɪntʃ] / US noun [countable] Word forms inch : singular inch plural inches *** a unit for measuring length. An inch is equal to 2.54 centimetres. There are 12 inches in one foot The car stopped only about three inches from the edge of the… …   English dictionary

  • inch — inch1 [ ıntʃ ] noun count *** a unit for measuring length. An inch is equal to 2.54 CENTIMETERS. There are 12 inches in one foot: The car stopped only about three inches from the edge of the cliff. an inch high/long/wide: The insect was about an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inch — Synonyms and related words: ace, amble, bit, bowshot, brief span, claudicate, close quarters, close range, crack, crawl, creep, crowd, dogtrot, drag, drag along, drag out, drive on, earreach, earshot, forge ahead, go dead slow, go on tiptoe, go… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Inch Abbey — is a large, ruined monastic site 0.75 miles (1.2km) north west of Downpatrick, County Down, Northern Ireland, on the north bank of the River Quoile in a hollow between two drumlins and featuring early Gothic architecture. The site is mostly in… …   Wikipedia

  • inch — [ɪntʆ] noun [countable] a unit for measuring length, equal to 2.54 centimetres * * * Ⅰ. inch UK US /ɪnʃ/ noun [C] (abbreviation in., symbol ʺ) ► MEASURES a unit of measure equal to one twelfth of a foot or 2.54 centimetres: » …   Financial and business terms

  • inch — ► NOUN 1) a unit of linear measure equal to one twelfth of a foot (2.54 cm). 2) a quantity of rainfall that would cover a horizontal surface to a depth of one inch. 3) a very small amount or distance: don t yield an inch. ► VERB ▪ move along… …   English terms dictionary

  • Inch —    INCH, a parish, in the county of Wigton, 2½ miles (E.) from Stranraer; containing, with the hamlets of Aird, Cairnryan, and Lochans, 2950 inhabitants. This place, which is of great antiquity, and distinguished for its lochs, appears to have… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Along Comes Cal — Album par Cal Tjader Sortie 1967 Enregistrement Janvier et Mars 1967 à Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Genre Latin Jazz Producteur …   Wikipédia en Français

  • inch — 1 /IntS/ noun (C) 1 a unit for measuring length, equal to 2.54 centimetres 2 a very small distance: A bullet thudded into the wall only inches from where I was standing. | The bus missed our car by inches. (=almost hit it) 3 enough rain or snow… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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