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inch

  
[1]  
      n  
1    a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot or 0.0254 metre  
2      (Meteorol)  
a    an amount of precipitation that would cover a surface with water one inch deep  
five inches of rain fell in January     
b    a unit of pressure equal to a mercury column one inch high in a barometer  
3    a very small distance, degree, or amount  
4    every inch          in every way; completely  
he was every inch an aristocrat     
5    inch by inch   gradually; little by little  
6    within an inch of   very close to  
      vb  
7    to move or be moved very slowly or in very small steps  
the car inched forward     
8    tr; foll by: out   to defeat (someone) by a very small margin  
     (Old English ynce, from Latin uncia twelfth part; see ounce1)  
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every  
      determiner  
1    each one (of the class specified), without exception  
every child knows it     
2    not used with a negative   the greatest or best possible  
every hope of success     
3    each: used before a noun phrase to indicate the recurrent, intermittent, or serial nature of a thing  
every third day, every now and then, every so often     
4    every bit   used in comparisons with: as   quite; just; equally  
every bit as funny as the other show     
5    every other   each alternate; every second  
every other day     
6    every which way  
a    in all directions; everywhere  
I looked every which way for you     
b      (U.S. and Canadian)   from all sides  
stones coming at me every which way     
     (C15 everich, from Old English æfre ælc, from æfre ever + ælc each)  


every one  
      pron   each person or thing in a group, without exception  
every one of the large cats is a fast runner     

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every

  
  
all, each, each one, the whole number  

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