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English definition of “pitch”

pitch

verb  /pɪtʃ/ us  

pitch verb (THROW)

[T] to throw something, esp. forcefully: She pitched a stone into the river.

pitch verb (THROW BASEBALL)

[I/T] (in baseball) to throw a baseball toward a player from the opposing team who tries to hit it with a baseball bat

pitch verb (FALL)

[always + adv/prep] to fall suddenly: [T] The bus stopped suddenly, pitching everyone forward.

pitch verb (RAISE)

[T] to raise a tent and fix it in place: We pitched our tent in a sheltered area.
Phrasal verbs

pitch

noun  /pɪtʃ/ us  

pitch noun (SOUND QUALITY)

music [C/U] the degree to which a sound or a musical note has a high or low quality

pitch noun (PERSUASION)

[C] a speech that attempts to persuade someone to buy or do something: a sales pitch

pitch noun (SLOPE)

[U] the degree of slope, esp. of a roof

pitch noun (BLACK SUBSTANCE)

[U] a thick, black, sticky substance used to make ships and roofs waterproof, and to cover cracks in roads

pitch noun (SPORTS FIELD)

[C] Br field
pitched
adjective [not gradable]  /pɪtʃt/ us  
a pitched roof
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