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pinch-hit

pinch-hit

pronunciation:
pInch hIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pinch-hit, pinch-hits, pinch-hitting
definition 1: in baseball, to bat for another player, esp. at a crucial point in a game.
definition 2: (informal) to take someone's place in the performance of a duty.
similar words:
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to make (a hit) as a pinch hitter.