a unit for measuring length
a very small amount or distance
(cause to) move slowly and with difficulty
"He edged towards the car"
Jonas Kindred..Was six feet high, and look'd six inches higher.
出自： G. Crabbe
A useful map..on the scale of 25 miles to one inch.
出自： L. D. Stamp
He inched along the path, with shuffling steps.
出自： W. Golding
The man inched his way across the face of the building.
出自： M. Shadbolt
误 Twelve inches are equal to one foot.
正 Twelve inches is equal to one foot.
析 以计量尺寸的量词inch作主语时,不管它前面的数字有多大,谓语动词一律用单数形式。同类的词还有hours, days, weeks, years, dollars, pounds, dozens, miles等。