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pit1

pit1

 
 
pronunciation:
pIt
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a wide, deep hole that either is dug or already in the ground.
A pit was dug to bury the dead animals.
synonyms:
cavity, hole
similar words:
abyss, chasm, crater, ditch, hollow, quarry, trench
definition 2: a small hole in a surface.
synonyms:
mark
similar words:
blemish, dent, depression, dimple, hole, hollow, nick, scar
definition 3: (plural; slang) the worst or most terrible (used with "the").
I think cleaning the bathroom is the pits.
synonyms:
worst
similar words:
awful
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pits, pitted, pitting
definition 1: to cause to have holes.
A brief, heavy rain pitted the soft soil.
synonyms:
dent
similar words:
dimple, gouge, indent, mark, notch
definition 2: to set against one another.
The war pitted Japan against Russia.
synonyms:
oppose