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pit1

 
 
pronunciation:
pIt
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a comparatively wide and deep hole dug or existing in the ground.
a gravel pit
synonyms:
cavity, excavation, hole
similar words:
abyss, chasm, chuckhole, crater, ditch, foxhole, hollow, pothole, quarry, trench
definition 2: such a hole disguised to serve as a trap for animals or people.
synonyms:
pitfall
similar words:
booby trap, snare, trap
definition 3: anything that seems attractive but that can lead to danger or distress.
Money is a pit for the greedy.
synonyms:
pitfall
similar words:
bait, lure, temptation, trap
definition 4: a small, shallow depression in a surface, such as a pockmark.
pits in the silver
synonyms:
mark
similar words:
blemish, dent, depression, dimple, hole, hollow, indentation, nick, pockmark, scar
definition 5: a concave or depressed part of the body, such as the armpit.
synonyms:
concavity
similar words:
alveolus, armpit, cavity, depression, hollow
definition 6: an exceptionally filthy, unpleasant place.
This restaurant is a pit.
synonyms:
cesspool, pigsty, sty
definition 7: (pl.; slang) the worst, most disgusting, or the like (prec. by the).
synonyms:
worst
similar words:
awful
definition 8: the often depressed area reserved for musicians in front of the stage in a theater; orchestra pit.
similar words:
orchestra
definition 9: an enclosure, often depressed, for keeping animals or staging fights between them.
a snake pita cock pit
similar words:
bowl, bullring, cockpit, ring
definition 10: an area set aside for a specific purpose, such as commodity trading or refueling.
similar words:
area, arena
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pits, pitted, pitting
definition 1: to cause to have indentations, depressions, or cavities.
synonyms:
dent, pock
similar words:
crater, dimple, gouge, indent, mark, notch, pockmark
definition 2: to place in opposition; encourage antagonism between.
The war pitted Japan against Russia.
synonyms:
match, oppose
definition 3: to put, store, or conceal in a pit.
similar words:
bury, cache, hide, sink
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become marked with indentations, depressions, or cavities.
This surface pits easily.
similar words:
chip, corrode, dent, erode, mark
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