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English definition of “pit”

pit

noun [C]
 
 
/pɪt/
HOLE a large hole that has been dug in the groundCaves, cracks and crevicesHoles, hollows and dips
SEED US (UK stone) a large, hard seed that grows inside some types of fruit and vegetablesFruits and seeds and their parts
COAL (also US pit mine,
 
)
a place where coal is dug out from under the ground: Thousands of jobs were lost as more pits closed.Mining and quarrying
the pits UK (US the pit) the place where racing cars stop to be repaired or filled with fuel during a raceMotor racing
be the pits informal to be very bad: Our hotel was the absolute pits.Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for badInformal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
(Definition of pit from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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