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verb as in budge

verb as in sidle

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verb as in edge


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The number of families who struggle to put food on the table has barely inched downward, even though employment is up.

As the teacher inched closer for one hour and then another, a panicked search for the Bible continued.

By 2012 that number inched up to 98 percent, as Newt Gingrich upset Mitt Romney.

My number of friends inched up very slowly; I rapidly lost patience.

And the nation inched ever closer to heading into the abyss.

Pressing against the wall, he inched one foot downward until it found the foothold.

It was a tight squeeze, but he inched his way out of the trap by using every ounce of strength at his command.

The sheriff inched toward him; but the judge raised the hand that held the blue-wrappered paper as a sign that he had more to say.

Then, talking gently and reassuringly, he gradually inched the injured spaniel over onto the center of the poncho.

Warily, like a stalking cat, Ken Torrance inched the torpoon toward the great shining ship.

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On this page you'll find 224 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inched, such as: decrease, diminish, fail, fall off, falter, and slacken.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.