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pitch

verb
 
 
/pɪtʃ/
LEVEL [T] to make something suitable for a particular level or group of people: [often passive] His talk was pitched at slightly too high a level for the audience.Adapting and modifying ChangingAdapting and attuning to something
PERSUADE [I, T] mainly US to try to persuade someone to do something: She pitched the idea to me over lunch. They are pitching for new business at the moment.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
pitch (sb/sth) forward/into, etc to suddenly move in a particular direction, or to make someone or something suddenly move in a particular direction: He braked too hard and the car pitched forward. She pitched the stone into the river.Moving quicklySlanting, sloping, leaning, tilting
pitch a tent to choose a place for a tent and put it thereCamping
BALL [I, T] in baseball, to throw the ball towards the person who is going to hit it: He used to pitch for the Chicago White Sox.ThrowingBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
SOUND [T] to make sound at a particular level: The tune was pitched much too high for me.Technical music terms
(Definition of pitch verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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