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pitch1

pitch1

 
pronunciation:
pIch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
pitch in, pitch into
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pitched, pitches, pitching
definition 1: to throw or hurl (a ball, coin, spear, or other object).
He pitched the ball gently to his little boy, who tried vainly to catch it.Warriors pitched spears at the enemy.Could you pitch me that lighter?
synonyms:
cast, hurl, throw
similar words:
bowl, chuck, fling, heave, lob, shy, sling, toss
definition 2: to establish, set up, or anchor solidly.
The hikers pitched their camp near the river.They looked for a level spot to pitch their tent.
synonyms:
elect, establish, place, set
similar words:
fix, plant, put, rig, stabilize
definition 3: of the pitcher in baseball or softball, to throw (a ball) toward the batter.
He pitched the ball right over the plate.
synonyms:
hurl, throw
similar words:
fling, heave, shy, sling
definition 4: in baseball or softball, to throw with a specified result.
She pitched six strikes in a row.He pitched a no-hitter.
similar words:
accomplish, achieve, carry off
definition 5: in baseball or softball, to be the pitcher during (a game or part of one).
He pitched seven innings before the manager took him out.
similar words:
play
definition 6: to establish the degree, angle, level, or position of.
He didn't pitch his ambitions very high.
synonyms:
aim, position, set
similar words:
angle, erect, fix, slant
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to throw or hurl a ball, coin, or the like.
She pitched hard, and the ball hurtled through the air.
synonyms:
hurl, throw
similar words:
cast, lob
definition 2: of the pitcher in baseball or softball, to throw the ball toward the batter, who attempts to hit it.
The gym teacher is teaching the students how to pitch.
 
synonyms:
throw
similar words:
hurl
definition 3: in baseball or softball, to serve as pitcher.
He pitched for the Phillies before he was traded.
similar words:
hurl, play, throw
definition 4: to rock or jerk suddenly or forcefully from one side or end to the other; lurch.
The ship pitched violently in the typhoon.
synonyms:
lurch, rock, roll, toss
similar words:
flounder, heave, plunge, rock, thrash, wallow
definition 5: to fall or plunge, esp. headfirst.
He pitched out of his chair in a faint.
synonyms:
fall, plunge
similar words:
dive, keel over, plummet, topple, tumble
definition 6: to incline in a downward direction; slope.
synonyms:
incline, slant, slope, tilt
similar words:
cant, dip, lean, tip
definition 7: of a rocket or the like, to rotate about an axis extending from front to back.
synonyms:
yaw
similar words:
oscillate, revolve, rock, roll, rotate, sway, swing
phrase: pitch in
phrase: pitch into
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a throw, as of a ball, coin, spear, or other object.
synonyms:
hurl, throw, toss
similar words:
cast, chuck, shy
definition 2: in baseball, the throw of a ball by the pitcher toward the batter, who attempts to hit it.
similar words:
fastball, knuckle ball, slider, spitball, spitter, throw, toss
definition 3: the angle or inclination; slope.
the pitch of the road
synonyms:
grade, inclination, rise, slant, slope
similar words:
acclivity, angle, declivity, downgrade, incline, tilt, upgrade
definition 4: the degree, pace, extent, or position, esp. the extreme or highest point.
the frantic pitch of activitythe pitch of depression
synonyms:
degree, intensity, peak, zenith
similar words:
crescendo, height, level, pace
definition 5: a quality of a sound or musical note that depends upon the rate at which the sound wave induces vibrations.
a scream of high pitch
similar words:
sound, timbre, tonality, tone
definition 6: a rocking or jerking sideways, end-to-end, or back-to-front motion.
synonyms:
lurch, plunge, rock, roll
similar words:
dip, jerk, oscillation, toss, wallow
definition 7: the amount by which a rocket or the like rotates about an axis extending from front to back.
synonyms:
rotation
similar words:
roll, sway
definition 8: (chiefly British) a delineated area of ground on which a specific sport is played; playing field.
rugby pitch, football pitch
definition 9: (chiefly British) a specific spot of ground on which one camps; campsite.
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