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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Translations

pinch-hit

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

vi (US) → Ersatzspieler sein; (fig)einspringen
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A pinch-hit single by utility infielder Christian Colon scored the go-ahead run off reliever Addison Reed in the 12th and the Royals added four more runs in capturing the best-of-seven championship series by four games to one.
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The Giants added three runs in the seventh with the help of a pinch-hit single by hobbled captain Shinnosuke Abe and a double by Sakamoto.
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In one of the wackiest and most exciting games in World Series historyone that involved two extra innings, five errors, and even more close calls for both teamsin the top of the 11th inning, with the score tied, Rangers manager Ron Washington pinch-hit for relief pitcher Scott Feldman, inserting utility infielder Esteban German to hit.