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inch

[ɪntʃ]

  1. N pulgada f (= 2.54 cm)

    inches (=height) [of person] estatura f

  2. CPD

Examples from texts

He swept the spray back and forth, back and forth, moving inch by inch, chasing the blood away toward the drain, where it was swallowed with a gurgle.
Deslizó el pulverizador hacia delante y hacia atrás una y otra vez, moviéndolo centímetro a centímetro, desplazando la sangre hacia el desagüe, donde era tragada con un sonido de borboteo.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
She blared the horn hard as she crawled past, leaving an inch or less on either side of her car.
Hizo sonar el claxon al pasar junto a ellos casi rozándolos.
Katzenbach, John / Just CauseKatzenbach, John / Juicio Final
Juicio Final
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
© Ediciones B, S. A., 2006
Just Cause
Katzenbach, John
© 1992 by John Katzenbach
Number of dots per inch; a measurement unit of image resolution.
Cantidad de puntos por pulgada; una unidad de medida de la resolución de la imagen.
FlexiCapture System Administrator’s GuideFlexiCapture Manual del administrador de sistemas
exiCapture Manual del administrador de sistemas
FlexiCapture Manual del administrador de sistema
© 2007 ABBYY
exiCapture System Administrator’s Guide
FlexiCapture System Administrator’s Guid
© 2007 ABBYY
In most places, lunar gravity at perigee pulls tide waters only a few centimeters (an inch or so) higher than usual.
En la mayoría de los lugares, la gravedad causada por la Luna en su perigeo hace que el agua de las mareas se levante unos pocos centímetros (alrededor de una pulgada) más alto de lo normal.
Less than an inch from my left arm was Angélica's bare arm.
A pocos centímetros de mi brazo izquierdo estaba el brazo desnudo de Angélica.
The savage detectivesBolano, Roberto / Los detectives salvajes
Los detectives salvajes
Bolano, Roberto
e savage detectives
The savage detective
© 1998 by Roberto Bolaño
© 2007 by Natasha Wimmer
Do not place the instrument against a wall (allow at least 3 cm/one-inch from the wall), since this can cause inadequate air circulation, and possibly resuit in the instrument overheating.
No ponga el instrumento pegado contra la pared (deje un espacio de por lo menos 3 cm/1 pulgada), ya que puede afectar la circulación de aire y hacer que el instrumento se caliente en exceso.
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation
© 2011 Yamaha Corporation
Francis reached out and struck the ball just a little hard. It flew across the table, missing the back line by two inches.
Francis golpeó la pelota demasiado fuerte, que cayó más allá de la mesa.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
We were speaking through the closed door, and I could sense he was inches distant, right on the other side.
-Estábamos hablando a través de la puerta cerrada, a pocos centímetros de distancia-.
Katzenbach, John / The Madman's TaleKatzenbach, John / La Historia del Loco
La Historia del Loco
Katzenbach, John
The Madman's Tale
Katzenbach, John
© 2004 by John Katzenbach
Local geography can amplify the effect to about 15 centimeters (six inches)--not exactly a great flood.
La geografía local puede amplificar este efecto a aproximadamente 15 cm. (seis pulgadas) —lo cual no es exactamente una gran inundación.
The street sloped downwards to the tavern so that despite my lack of inches I had a good enough view.
La calle descendía en pendiente hacia la taberna, de modo que, a pesar de mi escasa estatura, podía ver la puerta sin dificultad.
Sansom, Christopher John / DissolutionSansom, Christopher John / El gallo negro
El gallo negro
Sansom, Christopher John
Dissolution
Sansom, Christopher John
© C.J. Sansom, 2003
After he rolled up the shirt cuffs and cut three inches off the legs of the pants, he combed his white hair flat to his skull.
Después de enrollarse las mangas de la camisa y cortar siete centímetros y medio de las piernas del pantalón, se peinó el cabello blanco, alisándolo contra el cráneo.
Ward, J.R. / Lover EnshrinedWard, J.R. / Amante Consagrado
Amante Consagrado
Ward, J.R.
© Traducción: 2009, Patricia Torres Londoño
© 2010, Santillana Ediciones Generales, S.L.
© 2007, Jessica Bird
Lover Enshrined
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2008
She inched over to him, pushing her body through the sheets and blankets.
Avanzando lentamente hacia él, presionó su cuerpo contra las sábanas y mantas.
Ward, J.R. / Lover AwakenedWard, J.R. / Amante Despierto
Amante Despierto
Ward, J.R.
Lover Awakened
Ward, J.R.
© Jessica Bird, 2006
"This is Lee," she said, and handed me a snapshot of herself and a man several inches shorter than she.
– Éste es Lee – me dijo y me entregó una foto de ella y un hombre varios centímetros más pequeño.
Kellerman, Jonathan / When The Bough BreaksKellerman, Jonathan / La Rama Rota
La Rama Rota
Kellerman, Jonathan
When The Bough Breaks
Kellerman, Jonathan
© 1985 by Jonathan Kellerman
Clutching wildly at a bush, he managed to bring himself to a stop, his head inches from the water.
Agarrándose frenéticamente a un matorral, logró detener la caída, con la cabeza a unos centímetros del agua.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh
But he didn't open his mouth or make the slightest attempt to come up, although his head was only four inches below the surface and the seas of oxygen.
Pero no abrió la boca ni hizo el menor gesto de subir, aunque su cabeza sólo estaba a diez centímetros de la superficie y de los mares de oxígeno.
Bolano, Roberto / 2666Bolano, Roberto / 2666
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 por herederos de Roberto Bolaño
2666
Bolano, Roberto
© 2004 by the heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2008 by Natasha Wimmer

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ɪntʃFeminine nounpulgada

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Word forms

inch

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseinchinches
Possessive caseinch'sinches'

inch

verb
Basic forms
Pastinched
Imperativeinch
Present Participle (Participle I)inching
Past Participle (Participle II)inched
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I inchwe inch
you inchyou inch
he/she/it inchesthey inch
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am inchingwe are inching
you are inchingyou are inching
he/she/it is inchingthey are inching
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have inchedwe have inched
you have inchedyou have inched
he/she/it has inchedthey have inched
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been inchingwe have been inching
you have been inchingyou have been inching
he/she/it has been inchingthey have been inching
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I inchedwe inched
you inchedyou inched
he/she/it inchedthey inched
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was inchingwe were inching
you were inchingyou were inching
he/she/it was inchingthey were inching
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had inchedwe had inched
you had inchedyou had inched
he/she/it had inchedthey had inched
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been inchingwe had been inching
you had been inchingyou had been inching
he/she/it had been inchingthey had been inching
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will inchwe shall/will inch
you will inchyou will inch
he/she/it will inchthey will inch
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be inchingwe shall/will be inching
you will be inchingyou will be inching
he/she/it will be inchingthey will be inching
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have inchedwe shall/will have inched
you will have inchedyou will have inched
he/she/it will have inchedthey will have inched
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been inchingwe shall/will have been inching
you will have been inchingyou will have been inching
he/she/it will have been inchingthey will have been inching
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would inchwe should/would inch
you would inchyou would inch
he/she/it would inchthey would inch
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be inchingwe should/would be inching
you would be inchingyou would be inching
he/she/it would be inchingthey would be inching
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have inchedwe should/would have inched
you would have inchedyou would have inched
he/she/it would have inchedthey would have inched
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been inchingwe should/would have been inching
you would have been inchingyou would have been inching
he/she/it would have been inchingthey would have been inching
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am inchedwe are inched
you are inchedyou are inched
he/she/it is inchedthey are inched
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being inchedwe are being inched
you are being inchedyou are being inched
he/she/it is being inchedthey are being inched
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been inchedwe have been inched
you have been inchedyou have been inched
he/she/it has been inchedthey have been inched
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was inchedwe were inched
you were inchedyou were inched
he/she/it was inchedthey were inched
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being inchedwe were being inched
you were being inchedyou were being inched
he/she/it was being inchedthey were being inched
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been inchedwe had been inched
you had been inchedyou had been inched
he/she/it had been inchedthey had been inched
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be inchedwe shall/will be inched
you will be inchedyou will be inched
he/she/it will be inchedthey will be inched
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been inchedwe shall/will have been inched
you will have been inchedyou will have been inched
he/she/it will have been inchedthey will have been inched