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pinch hit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball; hit made by pinch hitter)bateo del emergente grupo nomgrupo nominal: Expresión que combina un sustantivo con sus modificadores y complementos, que forman una expresión compuesta usual, sin llegar a ser una locución nominal fija ("adjudicación de herencia", "despedida de soltero").
pinch hit v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (baseball: substitute for [sb] at bat) (PR)batear de emergente loc verblocución verbal: Unidad léxica estable formada de dos o más palabras que funciona como verbo ("sacar fuerzas de flaqueza", "acusar recibo").
 The rookie was put in the line-up to pinch hit for the pitcher in the ninth inning.
 El novato fue colocado en la alineación para batear de emergente por el bateador en la novena entrada.
pinch hit viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (substitute for another)sustituir vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
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