Word forms: pinch-hits
If you pinch-hit for someone, you do something for them because they are unexpectedly unable to do it. [US] [V + for] ⇒ The staff here can pinch hit for each other when the hotel is busy.
2. verb In a game of baseball, if you pinch-hit for another player, you hit the ball instead of them. [US] [V] ⇒ Davalillo goes up to pinch-hit. pinch-hitter
Word forms: pinch-hitters
countable noun ⇒ Pinch-hitter Francisco Cabrera lashed a single to left field.
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