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inchmeal

[inch-meel] /ˈɪntʃ mil/
adverb
1.
by inches; inch by inch; little by little.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; inch1 + -meal
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British Dictionary definitions for inch meal

inchmeal

/ˈɪntʃˌmiːl/
adverb
1.
gradually; inch by inch or little by little
Word Origin
C16: from inch1 + -mele, from Old English mælum quantity taken at one time; compare piecemeal
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