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      vb  
1    to hurl or throw (something); cast; fling  
2    usually tr   to set up (a camp, tent, etc.)  
3    tr   to place or thrust (a stake, spear, etc.) into the ground  
4    intr   to move vigorously or irregularly to and fro or up and down  
5    tr   to aim or fix (something) at a particular level, position, style, etc.  
if you advertise privately you may pitch the price too low     
6    tr   to aim to sell (a product) to a specified market or on a specified basis  
7    intr   to slope downwards  
8    intr   to fall forwards or downwards  
9    intr   (of a vessel) to dip and raise its bow and stern alternately  
10      (Cricket)   to bowl (a ball) so that it bounces on a certain part of the wicket, or (of a ball) to bounce on a certain part of the wicket  
11    intr   (of a missile, aircraft, etc.) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by movement of the longitudinal axis about the lateral axis  
   Compare       yaw       1       roll       14  
12    tr   (in golf) to hit (a ball) steeply into the air, esp. with backspin to minimize roll  
13    tr     (Music)  
a    to sing or play accurately (a note, interval, etc.)  
b    usually passive   (of a wind instrument) to specify or indicate its basic key or harmonic series by its size, manufacture, etc.  
14    tr     (Cards)   to lead (a suit) and so determine trumps for that trick  
15      (Baseball)  
a    tr   to throw (a baseball) to a batter  
b    intr   to act as pitcher in a baseball game  
16      (Southwest English)  
dialect   used with: it as subject   to snow without the settled snow melting  
17    in there pitching     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   taking part with enthusiasm  
18    pitch a tale (or yarn)   to tell a story, usually of a fantastic nature  
      n  
19    the degree of elevation or depression  
20   
a    the angle of descent of a downward slope  
b    such a slope  
21    the extreme height or depth  
22      (Mountaineering)   a section of a route between two belay points, sometimes equal to the full length of the rope but often shorter  
23    the degree of slope of a roof, esp. when expressed as a ratio of height to span  
24    the distance between corresponding points on adjacent members of a body of regular form, esp. the distance between teeth on a gearwheel or between threads on a screw thread  
25    the distance between regularly spaced objects such as rivets, bolts, etc.  
26    the pitching motion of a ship, missile, etc.  
27   
a    the distance a propeller advances in one revolution, assuming no slip  
b    the blade angle of a propeller or rotor  
28      (Music)  
a    the auditory property of a note that is conditioned by its frequency relative to other notes  
high pitch, low pitch     
b    an absolute frequency assigned to a specific note, fixing the relative frequencies of all other notes. The fundamental frequencies of the notes A--G, in accordance with the frequency A = 440 hertz, were internationally standardized and accepted in 1939  
   See also       concert pitch       1       international pitch  
29      (Cricket)   the rectangular area between the stumps, 22 yards long and 10 feet wide; the wicket  
30      (Geology)   the inclination of the axis of an anticline or syncline or of a stratum or vein from the horizontal  
31       another name for       seven-up  
32    the act or manner of pitching a ball, as in cricket  
33      (Chiefly Brit)   a vendor's station, esp. on a pavement  
34    Slang   a persuasive sales talk, esp. one routinely repeated  
35      (Chiefly Brit)   (in many sports) the field of play  
36      (Also called)    pitch shot     (Golf)   an approach shot in which the ball is struck in a high arc  
37    make a pitch for     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang  
a    to give verbal support to  
b    to attempt to attract (someone) sexually or romantically  
38    queer someone's pitch     (Brit)  
informal   to upset someone's plans,   (See also)        pitch in       pitch into       pitch on  
     (C13 picchen; possibly related to pick1)  
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pitch          [2]  
      n  
1    any of various heavy dark viscid substances obtained as a residue from the distillation of tars  
   See also       coal-tar pitch  
2    any of various similar substances, such as asphalt, occurring as natural deposits  
3    any of various similar substances obtained by distilling certain organic substances so that they are incompletely carbonized  
4    crude turpentine obtained as sap from pine trees,   (Related adj)        piceous  
      vb  
5    tr   to apply pitch to (something)  
     (Old English pic, from Latin pix)  

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seven-up  
      n   a card game in which the lead to each round determines the trump suit,   (Also called)    all fours, pitch         


absolute pitch  
      n  
1      (Also called (not in technical usage))    perfect pitch   the ability to identify exactly the pitch of a note without comparing it to another         
2    the exact pitch of a note determined by vibration per second  
coal-tar pitch  
      n   a residue left by the distillation of coal tar: a mixture of hydrocarbons and finely divided carbon used as a binder for fuel briquettes, road surfaces, and carbon electrodes  
collective pitch lever  
      n   a lever in a helicopter to change the angle of attack of all the rotor blades simultaneously, causing it to rise or descend  
   Compare        cyclic pitch lever         
concert pitch  
      n  
1    the frequency of 440 hertz assigned to the A above middle C  
   See        pitch          1       28b       international pitch  
2    Informal   a state of extreme readiness  
cyclic pitch lever  
      n   a lever in a helicopter to change the angle of attack of individual rotor blades, causing the helicopter to move forwards, backwards, or sideways  
   Compare        collective pitch lever         
fever pitch  
      n   a state of intense excitement  
things were at fever pitch with the election coming up     
full pitch  
      n     (Cricket)      another term for       full toss  
international pitch  
      n     (Music)   the frequency of 435 hertz assigned to the A above middle C, widely used until 1939  
   See        pitch          1       28b  
mineral pitch  
      n      another name for       asphalt  
perfect pitch  
      n      another name (not in technical usage) for       absolute pitch       1  
pitch          [1]  
      vb  
1    to hurl or throw (something); cast; fling  
2    usually tr   to set up (a camp, tent, etc.)  
3    tr   to place or thrust (a stake, spear, etc.) into the ground  
4    intr   to move vigorously or irregularly to and fro or up and down  
5    tr   to aim or fix (something) at a particular level, position, style, etc.  
if you advertise privately you may pitch the price too low     
6    tr   to aim to sell (a product) to a specified market or on a specified basis  
7    intr   to slope downwards  
8    intr   to fall forwards or downwards  
9    intr   (of a vessel) to dip and raise its bow and stern alternately  
10      (Cricket)   to bowl (a ball) so that it bounces on a certain part of the wicket, or (of a ball) to bounce on a certain part of the wicket  
11    intr   (of a missile, aircraft, etc.) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by movement of the longitudinal axis about the lateral axis  
   Compare       yaw       1       roll       14  
12    tr   (in golf) to hit (a ball) steeply into the air, esp. with backspin to minimize roll  
13    tr     (Music)  
a    to sing or play accurately (a note, interval, etc.)  
b    usually passive   (of a wind instrument) to specify or indicate its basic key or harmonic series by its size, manufacture, etc.  
14    tr     (Cards)   to lead (a suit) and so determine trumps for that trick  
15      (Baseball)  
a    tr   to throw (a baseball) to a batter  
b    intr   to act as pitcher in a baseball game  
16      (Southwest English)  
dialect   used with: it as subject   to snow without the settled snow melting  
17    in there pitching     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   taking part with enthusiasm  
18    pitch a tale (or yarn)   to tell a story, usually of a fantastic nature  
      n  
19    the degree of elevation or depression  
20   
a    the angle of descent of a downward slope  
b    such a slope  
21    the extreme height or depth  
22      (Mountaineering)   a section of a route between two belay points, sometimes equal to the full length of the rope but often shorter  
23    the degree of slope of a roof, esp. when expressed as a ratio of height to span  
24    the distance between corresponding points on adjacent members of a body of regular form, esp. the distance between teeth on a gearwheel or between threads on a screw thread  
25    the distance between regularly spaced objects such as rivets, bolts, etc.  
26    the pitching motion of a ship, missile, etc.  
27   
a    the distance a propeller advances in one revolution, assuming no slip  
b    the blade angle of a propeller or rotor  
28      (Music)  
a    the auditory property of a note that is conditioned by its frequency relative to other notes  
high pitch, low pitch     
b    an absolute frequency assigned to a specific note, fixing the relative frequencies of all other notes. The fundamental frequencies of the notes A--G, in accordance with the frequency A = 440 hertz, were internationally standardized and accepted in 1939  
   See also       concert pitch       1       international pitch  
29      (Cricket)   the rectangular area between the stumps, 22 yards long and 10 feet wide; the wicket  
30      (Geology)   the inclination of the axis of an anticline or syncline or of a stratum or vein from the horizontal  
31       another name for       seven-up  
32    the act or manner of pitching a ball, as in cricket  
33      (Chiefly Brit)   a vendor's station, esp. on a pavement  
34    Slang   a persuasive sales talk, esp. one routinely repeated  
35      (Chiefly Brit)   (in many sports) the field of play  
36      (Also called)    pitch shot     (Golf)   an approach shot in which the ball is struck in a high arc  
37    make a pitch for     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang  
a    to give verbal support to  
b    to attempt to attract (someone) sexually or romantically  
38    queer someone's pitch     (Brit)  
informal   to upset someone's plans,   (See also)        pitch in       pitch into       pitch on  
     (C13 picchen; possibly related to pick1)  
pitch          [2]  
      n  
1    any of various heavy dark viscid substances obtained as a residue from the distillation of tars  
   See also       coal-tar pitch  
2    any of various similar substances, such as asphalt, occurring as natural deposits  
3    any of various similar substances obtained by distilling certain organic substances so that they are incompletely carbonized  
4    crude turpentine obtained as sap from pine trees,   (Related adj)        piceous  
      vb  
5    tr   to apply pitch to (something)  
     (Old English pic, from Latin pix)  
pitch accent  
      n   (in languages such as Ancient Greek or modern Swedish) an accent in which emphatic syllables are pronounced on a higher musical pitch relative to other syllables,   (Also called)    tonic accent  
pitch and putt  
      n   a type of miniature golf in which the holes are usually between 50 to 100 metres in length  
pitch-and-toss  
      n   a game of skill and chance in which the player who pitches a coin nearest to a mark has the first chance to toss all the coins, winning those that land heads up  
pitch-black  
      adj  
1    extremely dark; unlit  
the room was pitch-black     
2    of a deep black colour  
pitch circle  
      n   an imaginary circle passing through the teeth of a gearwheel, concentric with the gearwheel, and having a radius that would enable it to be in contact with a similar circle around a mating gearwheel  
pitch-cone angle  
      n   (in a bevel gear) the apex angle of the truncated cone (pitch cone) which forms the reference surface on which the teeth of a bevel gear are cut  
pitch-dark  
      adj   extremely or completely dark  
pitch in  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to cooperate or contribute  
2    to begin energetically  
pitch into  
      vb   intr, prep  
Informal  
1    to assail physically or verbally  
2    to get on with doing (something)  
Pitch Lake  
      n   a deposit of natural asphalt in the Caribbean, in SW Trinidad. Area: 46 hectares (114 acres)  
pitch on   , upon  
      vb   intr, prep   to determine or decide  
pitch pine  
      n  
1    any of various coniferous trees of the genus Pinus, esp. P. rigida, of North America, having red-brown bark and long lustrous light brown cones: valued as a source of turpentine and pitch  
2    the wood of any of these trees  
pitch pipe  
      n   a small pipe, esp. one having a reed like a harmonica, that sounds a note or notes of standard frequency. It is used for establishing the correct starting note for unaccompanied singing  
sales pitch   , talk  
      n   an argument or other persuasion used in selling  
twelve pitch  
      n      another name for       elite       2  
wood pitch  
      n   the dark viscid residue left after the distillation of wood tar: used as a binder in briquettes  

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pitch

  

      vb  
1    bung     (Brit. slang)   cast, chuck     (informal)   fling, heave, hurl, launch, lob     (informal)   sling, throw, toss  
2    erect, fix, locate, place, plant, put up, raise, settle, set up, station  
3    flounder, lurch, make heavy weather, plunge, roll, toss, wallow, welter  
4    dive, drop, fall headlong, stagger, topple, tumble  
      n  
5    angle, cant, dip, gradient, incline, slope, steepness, tilt  
6    degree, height, highest point, level, point, summit  
7    harmonic, modulation, sound, timbre, tone  
8    line, patter, sales talk, spiel     (informal)  
9    field of play, ground, park     (U.S. & Canad.)   sports field  


pitch-black     
dark, ebony, inky, jet, jet-black, pitch-dark, raven, sable, unlit  
pitch-dark     
black, dark, pitch-black, pitchy, Stygian, unilluminated, unlit  
pitch in  
1    chip in     (informal)   contribute, cooperate, do one's bit, help, join in, lend a hand, lend a helping hand, participate  
2    begin, fall to, get busy, get cracking     (informal)   plunge into, set about, set to, tackle  
pitch into     
assail, assault, attack, get stuck into     (informal)   lace into, light into     (informal)   sail into     (informal)   tear into     (informal)  
pitch on      , upon  
choose, decide on, determine, elect, light on, opt for, pick, plump for, select, single out  

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