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/ pItF; pItF/ n 1 [C] (sport ) (a) (in cricket) part of the ground between the wickets . =>illus at cricket cricket. (b) (in football, hockey,etc) area of ground marked out for a game; sports ground or field . =>illus at Association football (association) Association football (association). 2 [C] (a) act or process of throwing sth; toss ; ; ; . (b) (in cricket) way in which the ball is bowled : a full pitch, ie a bowled ball that does not bounce before reaching the batsman , . (c) (in baseball) act or manner of throwing the ball . 3 [U] (a) degree of highness or lowness of a musical note or a voice ; : give the pitch * have absolute/perfect pitch, ie the ability to recognize or reproduce the pitch of a note [] . (b) quality of a sound in music . 4 [sing] degree or intensity of sth ; : Speculation has reached such a pitch that a decision will have to be made immediately. , . 5 [U] ~ of sth highest point of sth : the pitch of perfection . 6 [U] movement of a ship up and down on the water . Cf roll1 3. 7 [U] degree of slope (esp of a roof) . 8 [C] (esp Brit) place where a street trader usu does business or a street entertainer usu performs , . 9 [C] (also `sales pitch) persuasive talk or arguments used by a salesman to sell things : a clever sales pitch . 10 (idm ) at concert pitch => concert. at/to fever pitch => fever. queer sb's pitch => queer v.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
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/ pItF; pItF/ n [U] 1 black substance made from coal tar, turpentine or petroleum which is sticky and semi-liquid when hot, and hard when cold, and is used to fill in cracks or spaces, eg between the planks of a floor or of a ship's deck, to make roofs waterproof, etc . 2 (idm ) black as ink/pitch => black.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
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/ pItF; pItF/ v 1 [Tn] erect and fix in place (a tent or camp), esp for a short time , : They pitched camp on the moor for the night. . Cf strike2 11. 2 [Tn.pr, Cn.a] (a) (in music) set in a certain pitch3(3a) or key : The song is pitched too low for me. , . * pitch sth in a higher key * a high-/low-pitched voice [] * (fig ) pitch one's hopes high . (b) (fig ) express (sth) in a particular style or at a particular level : The programme was pitched at just the right level. . * an explanation pitched at a simple level so that a child could understand it * pitch sth a bit high/strong, ie exaggerate . 3 [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sb/sth to) fall heavily, esp forwards or outwards []: He pitched (forward) on his head. . * The car hit the child and she pitched over backwards. , . * The carriage overturned and the passengers (were) pitched out. , . 4 [I, Ip] (of a ship or an aircraft) move up and down on the water or in the air : The ship pitched and rolled and many passengers were sick. , . Cf roll2 6. 5 [Tn, Tn.pr] throw (sb/sth) in the specified direction; toss [] : Let's pitch out the troublemakers. . * pitch a stone into the river * People just pitch their rubbish over the wall. . 6 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn.p] (in cricket) (cause the ball to) strike the ground near or around the wicket : The ball was pitched short. . * pitch the ball up a bit . (b) [I, Tn] (in baseball) throw (the ball) to the batter . 7 [Tn] (infml ) tell (a story) or give (an excuse) ; : They pitched a yarn about finding the jewels. . 8 (phr v) pitch in; pitch into sth (infml ) (a) start working energetically : They all pitched in and soon finished the job. , . * They pitched into the work immediately. . (b) eat (sth) with a good appetite : We had prepared supper for the team and they all pitched in. , . * They pitched into the meal. . pitch into sb (infml ) attack sb violently. pitch in (with sth) offer help or support: They pitched in with contributions of money. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
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/ pItF; pItF/ v 1 [Tn] erect and fix in place (a tent or camp), esp for a short time , : They pitched camp on the moor for the night. . Cf strike2 11. 2 [Tn.pr, Cn.a] (a) (in music) set in a certain pitch3(3a) or key : The song is pitched too low for me. , . * pitch sth in a higher key * a high-/low-pitched voice [] * (fig ) pitch one's hopes high . (b) (fig ) express (sth) in a particular style or at a particular level : The programme was pitched at just the right level. . * an explanation pitched at a simple level so that a child could understand it * pitch sth a bit high/strong, ie exaggerate . 3 [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn, Tn.pr, Tn.p] (cause sb/sth to) fall heavily, esp forwards or outwards []: He pitched (forward) on his head. . * The car hit the child and she pitched over backwards. , . * The carriage overturned and the passengers (were) pitched out. , . 4 [I, Ip] (of a ship or an aircraft) move up and down on the water or in the air : The ship pitched and rolled and many passengers were sick. , . Cf roll2 6. 5 [Tn, Tn.pr] throw (sb/sth) in the specified direction; toss [] : Let's pitch out the troublemakers. . * pitch a stone into the river * People just pitch their rubbish over the wall. . 6 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip, Tn.p] (in cricket) (cause the ball to) strike the ground near or around the wicket : The ball was pitched short. . * pitch the ball up a bit . (b) [I, Tn] (in baseball) throw (the ball) to the batter . 7 [Tn] (infml ) tell (a story) or give (an excuse) ; : They pitched a yarn about finding the jewels. . 8 (phr v) pitch in; pitch into sth (infml ) (a) start working energetically : They all pitched in and soon finished the job. , . * They pitched into the work immediately. . (b) eat (sth) with a good appetite : We had prepared supper for the team and they all pitched in. , . * They pitched into the meal. . pitch into sb (infml ) attack sb violently. pitch in (with sth) offer help or support: They pitched in with contributions of money. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05
pitch
/ pItF; pItF/ n [U] 1 black substance made from coal tar, turpentine or petroleum which is sticky and semi-liquid when hot, and hard when cold, and is used to fill in cracks or spaces, eg between the planks of a floor or of a ship's deck, to make roofs waterproof, etc . 2 (idm ) black as ink/pitch => black.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009-11-22 13:42:05

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