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[pinch-hit] /ˈpɪntʃˈhɪt/

verb (used without object), pinch-hit, pinch-hitting.
Baseball. to serve as a pinch hitter.
Informal. to substitute for someone, especially in an emergency.
verb (used with object), pinch-hit, pinch-hitting.
Baseball. to get, or make (a hit) in pinch-hitting.
noun, Baseball.
a hit made by a pinch hitter.
verb (intransitive) -hits, -hitting, -hit
(baseball) to bat as a substitute for the scheduled batter
(US & Canadian, informal) to act as a substitute
(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


noun phrase

A hit made by a player who bats in place of another (1907+ Baseball)


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