1 pitch /ˈpɪtʃ/ noun
plural pitches
1 pitch
plural pitches
Learner's definition of PITCH
: the highness or lowness of a sound
see also perfect pitch
[count] baseball : an act of throwing a baseball to a batter or the ball that is thrown to a batter
see also wild pitch
[count] : things that are said by someone (such as a salesman) in order to make someone want to buy, do, or accept something
see also sales pitch
[singular] : a state of intense feeling
see also fever pitch
[count] : the amount or degree of slope on a roof or other surface
[noncount] : up and down movement of a ship or airplane
[count] British : an area that is used for playing sports : playing field
[count] British : an outdoor area where someone performs or sells things
[count] golf : pitch shot
compare 3pitch
2 pitch /ˈpɪtʃ/ verb
pitches; pitched; pitching
2 pitch
pitches; pitched; pitching
Learner's definition of PITCH
[+ object] : to throw or toss (something)
: to throw a baseball to a batter : to throw a pitch
[+ object]
[no object]
: to play baseball as a pitcher
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to talk about or describe (something) in a favorable way so that people will want to buy it, accept it, etc.
often + to
[+ object]
: to cause (a sound, your voice, etc.) to be high or low
see also high-pitched, low-pitched
: to cause (a song, an instrument, etc.) to be in a particular musical key
always followed by an adverb or preposition [+ object]
: to make or design (something) for people at a particular level
: to cause (something) to be at a particular level
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] of a surface : to slope downward
see also pitched
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to fall or move suddenly in a particular direction
golf : to hit a golf ball so that it goes very high in the air and rolls very little after hitting the ground
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] cricket : to cause (the ball) to bounce on the ground before reaching a batsman
[no object] of a ball : to bounce on the ground
[+ object] : to set up (a tent or camp)

pitch a fit/tantrum

US, informal
: to become very upset and angry in a loud and uncontrolled way

pitch in

[phrasal verb]
pitch in or pitch in (something) informal
: to do something or give something (such as money) to help a person, group, or cause

pitch into

[phrasal verb]
pitch into (someone) chiefly British, informal
: to attack or criticize (someone) forcefully

pitch up

[phrasal verb] British, informal
: to appear or arrive at a place
3 pitch /ˈpɪtʃ/ noun
3 pitch
Learner's definition of PITCH
: a thick, black, sticky substance that is used on roofs, boats, etc., to keep out water
: a sticky substance that is produced by some trees (such as pines)
compare 1pitch
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