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pitchverb

us   /pɪtʃ/
  • 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)

  • pitch verb (RAISE)

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

pitchnoun

us   /pɪtʃ/
  • 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] us   /pɪtʃt/
a pitched roof
(Definition of pitch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"pitch" in British English

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pitchnoun

uk   /pɪtʃ/ us   /pɪtʃ/
  • pitch noun (SPORTS FIELD)

B2 [C] UK US field an area painted with lines for playing particular sports, especially football: a football/hockey/cricket pitch Supporters invaded (= ran onto) the pitch.

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  • pitch noun (LEVEL)

[C or U] the level or degree of something: The piano and organ were tuned to the same pitch (= note). If you teach children and adults in the same class, it's difficult to get the pitch (= level of difficulty or interest) right.
[S] the level of a feeling: By this time their disagreement had reached such a pitch that there was no hope of an amicable conclusion. The children were at fever pitch (= very excited) the day before the party.
  • pitch noun (PERSUASION)

[C] a speech or act that attempts to persuade someone to buy or do something: The man in the shop gave me his (sales) pitch about quality and reliability. She made a pitch for the job but she didn't get it. [+ to infinitive] The city made a pitch to stage the Olympics.
[C] UK a place in a public area where a person regularly sells goods or performs: The flower seller was at his usual pitch outside the station.

pitchverb

uk   /pɪtʃ/ us   /pɪtʃ/
  • pitch verb (MOVE)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to move or be moved suddenly, especially by throwing or being thrown: She pitched the stone into the river. The ball pitched (= landed) short. The bike hit a rut and I was pitched (forward) onto the road. The ship pitched up and down/from side to side in the rough seas.
  • pitch verb (BASEBALL)

[I or T] in baseball, to throw a ball towards the player with the bat in order for them to try to hit it: Who will be pitching first for the White Sox this evening?
  • pitch verb (LEVEL)

[T] to express or set something at a particular level: The tune was pitched (= the notes in it were) too high for me to reach the top notes. A teacher's got to pitch a lesson at the right level for the students.
  • pitch verb (PERSUADE)

[I or T] mainly US to try to persuade someone to do something: She pitched her idea to me over a business lunch. They are pitching for business at the moment.
(Definition of pitch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pitch" in Business English

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pitchnoun [C]

uk   /pɪtʃ/ us   MARKETING
the words or speech someone, especially a salesperson, uses to persuade someone to buy, do, or use something: Investors liked the pitch and agreed to back the start-up company.make a pitch for sth A special team was sent to make a pitch for the new car plant to be built in Germany.

pitchverb

uk   /pɪtʃ/ us  
[T] COMMERCE, to set a price at a particular level: Shares were eventually pitched at 100p when they began trading at the beginning of June. The video game didn't succeed because prices were pitched too high.
[T] to plan or design something in a way that will attract a particular group of people: pitch sth at sb The issue was pitched at investors hoping to gain exposure to smaller companies in the US.
[I or T] COMMERCE, MARKETING to try to persuade someone to buy your products or services or choose you to do some work for them: pitch for sth The agency had already pitched for the bank's $5 million advertising account on two previous occasions. She was given 15 minutes to pitch her idea for a new project.
(Definition of pitch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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