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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inch \Inch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inched; p. pr. & vb. n. Inching.] [1913 Webster] 1. To drive by inches, or small degrees. [R.] [1913 Webster] He gets too far into the soldier's grace And inches out my master. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To deal out by inches; to give sparingly. [R.] [1913 Webster]