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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To go to bat in the place of another player especially in an emergency when a hit is particularly needed.

Usage examples (33)
  • We will have to pinch-hit the rest of the morning.
  • "He can pinch-hit now without any problem at all."
  • He's also a pinch-hit host on this program as well.
  • Dunn said he is "100 percent" available to pinch-hit. for more
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