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polegada = 25 mm; 12 in a foot

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ɪntʃNeuter nounpolegadaExamples

to be within an inch of — estar a um passo de
he didn't give an inch — ele não cedeu nem um milímetro

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Word forms


Common caseinchinches
Possessive caseinch'sinches'


Basic forms
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