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pinch-hit

(pĭnch′hĭt′)
intr.v. pinch-hit, pinch-hit·ting, pinch-hits
1. Baseball To bat in place of a player scheduled to bat, especially when a hit is badly needed.
2. Informal To substitute for another in a time of need.

pinch hit n.
pinch hitter n.

pinch-hit

vb (intr) , -hits, -hitting or -hit
1. (Baseball) baseball to bat as a substitute for the scheduled batter
2. informal US and Canadian to act as a substitute
3. (Cricket) cricket (of a batsman in a limited-overs match) to bat aggressively at the start of an innings in order to take advantage of fielding restrictions
pinch hitter n

pinch′ hit′


n.
a hit made by a pinch hitter.
[1910–15]

pinch′-hit′



v. -hit, -hit•ting. v.i.
1. to substitute at bat for a teammate in baseball, often at a critical moment of a game.
2. to substitute for someone, esp. in an emergency.
v.t.
3. to make (a hit) in pinch-hitting.
[1930–35, Amer.]
pinch′ hit′ter, n.

pinch-hit


Past participle: pinch-hit
Gerund: pinch-hitting

Imperative
pinch-hit
pinch-hit
Present
I pinch-hit
you pinch-hit
he/she/it pinch-hits
we pinch-hit
you pinch-hit
they pinch-hit
Preterite
I pinch-hit
you pinch-hit
he/she/it pinch-hit
we pinch-hit
you pinch-hit
they pinch-hit
Present Continuous
I am pinch-hitting
you are pinch-hitting
he/she/it is pinch-hitting
we are pinch-hitting
you are pinch-hitting
they are pinch-hitting
Present Perfect
I have pinch-hit
you have pinch-hit
he/she/it has pinch-hit
we have pinch-hit
you have pinch-hit
they have pinch-hit
Past Continuous
I was pinch-hitting
you were pinch-hitting
he/she/it was pinch-hitting
we were pinch-hitting
you were pinch-hitting
they were pinch-hitting
Past Perfect
I had pinch-hit
you had pinch-hit
he/she/it had pinch-hit
we had pinch-hit
you had pinch-hit
they had pinch-hit
Future
I will pinch-hit
you will pinch-hit
he/she/it will pinch-hit
we will pinch-hit
you will pinch-hit
they will pinch-hit
Future Perfect
I will have pinch-hit
you will have pinch-hit
he/she/it will have pinch-hit
we will have pinch-hit
you will have pinch-hit
they will have pinch-hit
Future Continuous
I will be pinch-hitting
you will be pinch-hitting
he/she/it will be pinch-hitting
we will be pinch-hitting
you will be pinch-hitting
they will be pinch-hitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinch-hitting
you have been pinch-hitting
he/she/it has been pinch-hitting
we have been pinch-hitting
you have been pinch-hitting
they have been pinch-hitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinch-hitting
you will have been pinch-hitting
he/she/it will have been pinch-hitting
we will have been pinch-hitting
you will have been pinch-hitting
they will have been pinch-hitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinch-hitting
you had been pinch-hitting
he/she/it had been pinch-hitting
we had been pinch-hitting
you had been pinch-hitting
they had been pinch-hitting
Conditional
I would pinch-hit
you would pinch-hit
he/she/it would pinch-hit
we would pinch-hit
you would pinch-hit
they would pinch-hit
Past Conditional
I would have pinch-hit
you would have pinch-hit
he/she/it would have pinch-hit
we would have pinch-hit
you would have pinch-hit
they would have pinch-hit
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pinch-hit

verb
Informal. To act as a substitute:
Informal: sub.
Translations

pinch-hit

[ˈpɪntʃhɪt] VI (US) → batear de suplente (fig) to pinch-hit for sbsustituir a algn en un apuro

pinch-hit

vi (US) → Ersatzspieler sein; (fig)einspringen
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