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pitch 1

 (pĭch)
n.
1. Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving.
2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as mineral pitch or asphalt.
3. A resin derived from the sap of various coniferous trees, as the pines.
tr.v. pitched, pitch·ing, pitch·es
To smear or cover with pitch.

[Middle English pich, from Old English pic and from Anglo-Norman piche, both from Latin pix, pic-.]

pitch 2

 (pĭch)
v. pitched, pitch·ing, pitch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To throw, usually with careful aim. See Synonyms at throw.
b. To discard by throwing: pitched my worn-out sneakers.
2. Baseball
a. To throw (the ball) from the mound to the batter.
b. To play (a game or part of a game) as pitcher.
c. To assign as pitcher: The manager decided to pitch a left-hander.
3. To erect or establish; set up: pitched a tent; pitch camp.
4. To set firmly; implant; embed: pitched stakes in the ground.
5. To set at a specified downward slant: pitched the roof at a steep angle.
6.
a. To set at a particular level, degree, or quality: pitched her expectations too high.
b. Music To set the pitch or key of.
c. To adapt so as to be applicable; direct: pitched his speech to the teenagers in the audience.
7. Informal To attempt to promote or sell, often in a high-pressure manner: "showed up on local TV to pitch their views" (Business Week).
8. Sports To hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with backspin so that it does not roll very far after striking the ground.
9. Games
a. To lead (a card), thus establishing the trump suit.
b. To discard (a card other than a trump and different in suit from the card led).
v.intr.
1. To throw or toss something, such as a ball, horseshoe, or bale.
2. Baseball To play in the position of pitcher.
3. To plunge headlong: He pitched over the railing.
4.
a. To stumble around; lurch.
b. To buck, as a horse.
5.
a. Nautical To dip bow and stern alternately.
b. To oscillate about a lateral axis so that the nose lifts or descends in relation to the tail. Used of an aircraft.
c. To oscillate about a lateral axis that is both perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and horizontal to the earth. Used of a missile or spacecraft.
6. To slope downward: The hill pitches steeply.
7. To set up living quarters; encamp; settle.
8. Sports To hit a golf ball in a high arc with backspin so that it does not roll very far after striking the ground.
n.
1. The act or an instance of pitching.
2. Baseball
a. A throw of the ball by the pitcher to the batter.
b. A ball so thrown: hit the pitch into left field.
3. Sports A playing field. Also called wicket.
4.
a. Nautical The alternate dip and rise of the bow and stern of a ship.
b. The alternate lift and descent of the nose and tail of an airplane.
5.
a. A steep downward slope.
b. The degree of such a slope.
6. Architecture
a. The angle of a roof.
b. The highest point of a structure: the pitch of an arch.
7. A level or degree, as of intensity: worked at a feverish pitch.
8.
a. Acoustics The distinctive quality of a sound, dependent primarily on the frequency of the sound waves produced by its source.
b. Music The relative position of a tone within a range of musical sounds, as determined by this quality.
c. Music Any of various standards for this quality associating each tone with a particular frequency.
9.
a. The distance traveled by a machine screw in a single revolution.
b. The distance between two corresponding points on adjacent screw threads or gear teeth.
c. The distance between two corresponding points on a helix.
10. The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
11. Informal
a. A line of talk designed to persuade: "[his] pious pitch for ... austerity" (Boston Globe).
b. An advertisement.
12. Chiefly British The stand of a vendor or hawker.
13. Games See seven-up.
14. Printing The density of characters in a printed line, usually expressed as characters per inch.
Phrasal Verbs:
pitch in Informal
1. To set to work vigorously.
2. To join forces with others; help or cooperate.
pitch into Informal
To attack verbally or physically; assault.
pitch on (or upon)
Informal To succeed in choosing or achieving, usually quickly: pitched on the ideal solution.

[Middle English pichen, probably from Old English *piccean, causative of *pīcian, to prick.]

pitch

(pɪtʃ)
vb
1. to hurl or throw (something); cast; fling
2. (usually tr) to set up (a camp, tent, etc)
3. (tr) to place or thrust (a stake, spear, etc) into the ground
4. (intr) to move vigorously or irregularly to and fro or up and down
5. (tr) to aim or fix (something) at a particular level, position, style, etc: if you advertise privately you may pitch the price too low.
6. (Marketing) (tr) to aim to sell (a product) to a specified market or on a specified basis
7. (intr) to slope downwards
8. (intr) to fall forwards or downwards
9. (Nautical Terms) (intr) (of a vessel) to dip and raise its bow and stern alternately
10. (Cricket) cricket to bowl (a ball) so that it bounces on a certain part of the wicket, or (of a ball) to bounce on a certain part of the wicket
11. (Aeronautics) (intr) (of a missile, aircraft, etc) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by movement of the longitudinal axis about the lateral axis. Compare yaw1, roll14
12. (Golf) (tr) (in golf) to hit (a ball) steeply into the air, esp with backspin to minimize roll
13. (Music, other) (tr) music
a. to sing or play accurately (a note, interval, etc)
b. (usually passive) (of a wind instrument) to specify or indicate its basic key or harmonic series by its size, manufacture, etc
14. (Card Games) (tr) cards to lead (a suit) and so determine trumps for that trick
15. (Baseball) baseball
a. (tr) to throw (a baseball) to a batter
b. (intr) to act as pitcher in a baseball game
16. dialect Southwest English (used with: it as subject) to snow without the settled snow melting
17. in there pitching informal US and Canadian taking part with enthusiasm
18. pitch a tale pitch a yarn to tell a story, usually of a fantastic nature
n
19. the degree of elevation or depression
20.
a. the angle of descent of a downward slope
b. such a slope
21. the extreme height or depth
22. (Mountaineering) mountaineering a section of a route between two belay points, sometimes equal to the full length of the rope but often shorter
23. (Architecture) the degree of slope of a roof, esp when expressed as a ratio of height to span
24. (General Engineering) the distance between corresponding points on adjacent members of a body of regular form, esp the distance between teeth on a gearwheel or between threads on a screw thread
25. (General Engineering) the distance between regularly spaced objects such as rivets, bolts, etc
26. the pitching motion of a ship, missile, etc
27. (Aeronautics)
a. the distance a propeller advances in one revolution, assuming no slip
b. the blade angle of a propeller or rotor
28. the distance between the back rest of a seat in a passenger aircraft and the back of the seat in front of it
29. (Music, other) music
a. the auditory property of a note that is conditioned by its frequency relative to other notes: high pitch; low pitch.
b. an absolute frequency assigned to a specific note, fixing the relative frequencies of all other notes. The fundamental frequencies of the notes A–G, in accordance with the frequency A = 440 hertz, were internationally standardized and accepted in 1939. See also concert pitch1, international pitch
30. (Cricket) cricket the rectangular area between the stumps, 22 yards long and 10 feet wide; the wicket
31. (Geological Science) geology the inclination of the axis of an anticline or syncline or of a stratum or vein from the horizontal
32. (Card Games) another name for seven-up
33. (Cricket) the act or manner of pitching a ball, as in cricket
34. (Commerce) chiefly Brit a vendor's station, esp on a pavement
35. (Marketing) slang a persuasive sales talk, esp one routinely repeated
36. (General Sporting Terms) chiefly Brit (in many sports) the field of play
37. (Golf) golf Also called: pitch shot an approach shot in which the ball is struck in a high arc
38. make a pitch for slang
a. to give verbal support to
b. to attempt to attract (someone) sexually or romantically
39. queer someone's pitch informal Brit to upset someone's plans
[C13 picchen; possibly related to pick1]

pitch

(pɪtʃ)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of various heavy dark viscid substances obtained as a residue from the distillation of tars. See also coal-tar pitch
2. (Elements & Compounds) any of various similar substances, such as asphalt, occurring as natural deposits
3. (Elements & Compounds) any of various similar substances obtained by distilling certain organic substances so that they are incompletely carbonized
4. (Elements & Compounds) crude turpentine obtained as sap from pine trees.
vb
(tr) to apply pitch to (something)
[Old English pic, from Latin pix]

pitch1

(pɪtʃ)

v.t.
1. to erect or set up (a tent, camp, or the like).
2. to put, set, or plant in a fixed or definite place or position.
3. to throw, fling, hurl, or toss.
4. Baseball.
a. to deliver or serve (the ball) to the batter.
b. to serve as pitcher of (a game).
5. to set at a certain point, degree, level, etc.: He pitched his hopes too high.
6. to establish the musical key of.
7. to set or build with a downward slope: a pitched roof.
8. to pave or revet with small stones.
9. Informal. to attempt to sell or win approval for; promote; advertise: to pitch cereals at a sales convention.
v.i.
10. to plunge or fall forward or headlong.
11. to lurch.
12. to throw or toss.
13. Baseball.
a. to deliver or serve the ball to the batter.
b. to fill the position of pitcher.
14. to slope downward; dip.
15. to plunge with alternate fall and rise of bow and stern, as a ship.
16. (of a rocket or guided missile) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by oscillations of the longitudinal axis in a vertical plane about the center of gravity.
17. to fix a tent or temporary habitation; encamp.
18. Golf. to play a pitch shot.
19. pitch in, Informal. to contribute to a common cause.
20. pitch into, Informal. to attack verbally or physically.
n.
21. relative point, position, or degree: a high pitch of excitement.
22. the degree of inclination or slope; angle.
23. (in music, speech, etc.) the degree of height or depth of a tone or of sound, depending upon the relative rapidity of the vibrations by which it is produced.
24. Music. the particular tonal standard with which given tones may be compared in respect to their relative level.
25. the apparent predominant frequency sounded by an acoustical source.
26. the act or manner of pitching.
27. a throw or toss.
28. Baseball. the serving of the ball to the batter by the pitcher.
29. a pitching movement, as of a ship.
30. a sloping part or place: the pitch of a hill.
31. a quantity of something pitched or placed somewhere.
32. Cricket. the central part of the field; area between the wickets.
33. Informal. a sales talk, often high-pressured.
34. Aeron.
a. the nosing of an airplane or spacecraft up or down about a transverse axis.
b. the distance that a given propeller would advance in one revolution.
35. (of a rocket or guided missile)
a. the motion due to pitching.
b. the extent of the rotation of the longitudinal axis involved in pitching.
36. Geol. the inclination of a linear feature, as the axis of a fold or an oreshoot, from the horizontal.
37.
a. the distance between the corresponding surfaces of two adjacent gear teeth, measured between perpendiculars to the root surfaces.
b. the distance between any two adjacent things in a series, as screw threads or rivets.
38. Cards. all fours (def. 2).
39. a unit of typographic measurement indicating the number of characters to a horizontal inch.
[1175–1225; Middle English picchen to thrust, pierce, set up (a tent, etc.), array, throw]

pitch2

(pɪtʃ)

n.
1. any of various dark, tenacious, and viscous substances for caulking and paving, consisting of the residue of the distillation of coal tar or wood tar.
2. any of certain bitumens, as asphalt: mineral pitch.
3. any of various resins.
4. the sap or crude turpentine that exudes from the bark of pines.
v.t.
5. to smear or cover with pitch.
[before 900; Middle English pich, Old English pic < Latin pic- (s. of pix), whence also Dutch pek, German Pech; akin to Greek píssa pitch]

pitch

(pĭch)
1. A thick, tar-like substance used for roofing, waterproofing, and paving.
2. Any of various natural bitumens, such as asphalt, having similar uses.
3. A resin derived from the sap of a cone-bearing tree, such as a pine.

pitch

1. The movement of an aircraft or ship about its transverse axis.
2. In air photography, the camera rotation about the transverse axis of the aircraft. Also called tip.

pitch


Past participle: pitched
Gerund: pitching

Imperative
pitch
pitch
Present
I pitch
you pitch
he/she/it pitches
we pitch
you pitch
they pitch
Preterite
I pitched
you pitched
he/she/it pitched
we pitched
you pitched
they pitched
Present Continuous
I am pitching
you are pitching
he/she/it is pitching
we are pitching
you are pitching
they are pitching
Present Perfect
I have pitched
you have pitched
he/she/it has pitched
we have pitched
you have pitched
they have pitched
Past Continuous
I was pitching
you were pitching
he/she/it was pitching
we were pitching
you were pitching
they were pitching
Past Perfect
I had pitched
you had pitched
he/she/it had pitched
we had pitched
you had pitched
they had pitched
Future
I will pitch
you will pitch
he/she/it will pitch
we will pitch
you will pitch
they will pitch
Future Perfect
I will have pitched
you will have pitched
he/she/it will have pitched
we will have pitched
you will have pitched
they will have pitched
Future Continuous
I will be pitching
you will be pitching
he/she/it will be pitching
we will be pitching
you will be pitching
they will be pitching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pitching
you have been pitching
he/she/it has been pitching
we have been pitching
you have been pitching
they have been pitching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pitching
you will have been pitching
he/she/it will have been pitching
we will have been pitching
you will have been pitching
they will have been pitching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pitching
you had been pitching
he/she/it had been pitching
we had been pitching
you had been pitching
they had been pitching
Conditional
I would pitch
you would pitch
he/she/it would pitch
we would pitch
you would pitch
they would pitch
Past Conditional
I would have pitched
you would have pitched
he/she/it would have pitched
we would have pitched
you would have pitched
they would have pitched

pitch

1. (sports) field
2. Sound frequency.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibrationpitch - the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
sound property - an attribute of sound
concert pitch, international pitch, philharmonic pitch - the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
high pitch, high frequency - a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches
treble, soprano - the pitch range of the highest female voice
tenor - the pitch range of the highest male voice
key - pitch of the voice; "he spoke in a low key"
low pitch, low frequency - a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
alto - the pitch range of the lowest female voice
alto - (of a musical instrument) the second highest instrument in a family of musical instruments
bass - the lowest part of the musical range
tone - (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages; "the Beijing dialect uses four tones"
tune - the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch; "he cannot sing in tune"; "the clarinet was out of tune"
2.pitch - (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
balk - an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
ball - a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
beanball, beaner - a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter's head
change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, change-up, off-speed pitch - a baseball thrown with little velocity when the batter is expecting a fastball
breaking ball, curve ball, bender, curve - a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
duster - a pitch thrown deliberately close to the batter
fastball, heater, hummer, bullet, smoke - (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity; "he swung late on the fastball"; "he showed batters nothing but smoke"
knuckleball, knuckler - a baseball pitch thrown with little speed or spin
overhand pitch - a baseball pitch in which the hand moves above the shoulder
passed ball - a pitch that the catcher should have caught but did not; allows a base runner to advance a base
screwball - a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown
sinker - a pitch that curves downward rapidly as it approaches the plate
spitball, spitter - an illegal pitch in which a foreign substance (spit or Vaseline) is applied to the ball by the pitcher before he throws it
strike - (baseball) a pitch that the batter swings at and misses, or that the batter hits into foul territory, or that the batter does not swing at but the umpire judges to be in the area over home plate and between the batter's knees and shoulders; "this pitcher throws more strikes than balls"
submarine ball, submarine pitch - a pitch thrown sidearm instead of overhead
wild pitch - an errant pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that allows a base runner to advance a base
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
3.pitch - a vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk); "he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
4.pitch - promotion by means of an argument and demonstrationpitch - promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
promotion, promotional material, publicity, packaging - a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution; "the packaging of new ideas"
5.pitch - degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
gradient, slope - the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal; "a five-degree gradient"
loft - (golf) the backward slant on the head of some golf clubs that is designed to drive the ball high in the air
6.pitch - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residuepitch - any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
bitumen - any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons
coal tar - a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
7.pitch - a high approach shot in golfpitch - a high approach shot in golf  
approach shot, approach - a relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green; "he lost the hole when his approach rolled over the green"
8.pitch - an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trumppitch - an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
all fours, high-low-jack - card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
9.pitch - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
movement, motility, motion, move - a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility"
careen, sway, tilt, rock - pitching dangerously to one side
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
10.pitch - the action or manner of throwing something; "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
throw - the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
Verb1.pitch - throw or toss with a light motionpitch - throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
fling - throw with force or recklessness; "fling the frisbee"
submarine - throw with an underhand motion
lag - throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
throw back, toss back - throw back with a quick, light motion; "She tossed back her head"
2.pitch - move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.pitch - fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
come down, descend, go down, fall - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
4.pitch - set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low"
set - put into a certain state; cause to be in a certain state; "set the house afire"
5.pitch - sell or offer for sale from place to placepitch - sell or offer for sale from place to place
sell, trade, deal - do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood; "She deals in gold"; "The brothers sell shoes"
6.pitch - be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
ascend - slope upwards; "The path ascended to the top of the hill"
stoop - sag, bend, bend over or down; "the rocks stooped down over the hiking path"
fall - slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean"
climb - slope upward; "The path climbed all the way to the top of the hill"
dip - slope downwards; "Our property dips towards the river"
lean, tilt, angle, slant, tip - to incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
7.pitch - heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
cock - tilt or slant to one side; "cock one's head"
8.pitch - erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
camp down, camp - establish or set up a camp
erect, rear - cause to rise up
9.pitch - throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
10.pitch - hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
11.pitch - lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
play - put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
12.pitch - set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
popularise, popularize - make understandable to the general public; "Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books"

pitch

2
noun tar, asphalt, bitumen The timbers of the houses were painted with pitch.
Related words
adjective piceous

pitch

verb
1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm:
Informal: fire.
2. To raise upright:
3. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily:
Idiom: take a fall.
4. To lean suddenly, unsteadily, and erratically from the vertical axis:
5. To move vigorously from side to side or up and down:
6. To slope downward:
7. Informal. To make known vigorously the positive features of (a product):
Informal: plug.
Slang: push.
phrasal verb
pitch into
Informal. To set upon with violent force:
Informal: light into.
noun
1. An act of throwing:
2. A sudden involuntary drop to the ground:
Informal: header.
3. A downward slope or distance:
4. Exceptionally great concentration, power, or force, especially in activity:
5. Informal. A systematic effort or part of this effort to increase the importance or reputation of by favorable publicity:
Informal: plug.
Slang: hype.
Translations
إرْتِفاع، حِدَّهتأرْجُحتَتَأرْجَح السَّفينَهدَرَجَة الصَّوْت، دَرَجَة النَّغَمطَبَقَةُ صَوْت
hřištěvýškahodithoupáníhoupat se
banekastetonehøjdevippevippen
heittääheittää menemäänjakokallistuskaupata
snažno gađatiterenvisina glasa
szurok
bik, hrátjaradÿfahöggva, taka dÿfurkastkasta
ピッチ投げる調子
경기장던지다음높이
pix
augstumsdarvagareniski šūpotiesintensitāteizraisīt kritienu
aruncareînălţimeinclinarepasprezentare
igriščepostavitivišina
beckkastaplantonhöjd
ขว้างระดับเสียงสนามกีฬา
fırlatmaksahasatış yerises perdesisimsiyah
điểm bóng rơiđộ caoném

pitch

1 [pɪtʃ]
A. N
1. (esp Brit) (Ftbl, Cricket, Hockey) (= area of play) → campo m, cancha f (LAm)
2. (Baseball) (= throw) → lanzamiento m, tiro m
3. [of note, voice, instrument] → tono m
see also concert C
see also perfect D
see also queer C
4. (esp Brit) [of market trader] → puesto m; [of homeless person] → sitio m
5. (= height, degree) → extremo m, punto m
matters reached such a pitch thatlas cosas llegaron a tal extremo or a tal punto que ...
excitement is at a high pitchla emoción está al rojo vivo
see also fever B
6. (= sales talk) → rollo m
she stood up and made her pitchse levantó y soltó su rollo
he made a pitch for the women's voteprocuró hacerse con or acaparar los votos de las mujeres
see also sale B
7. (= slope) (gen) → grado m de inclinación; [of roof] → pendiente f
8. (Naut) → cabezada f
B. VT
1. (= throw) [+ ball] → lanzar; [+ person] → arrojar
he was pitched off his horsesalió disparado del caballo
the impact pitched her over the handlebarsel impacto la arrojó por encima del manillar
2. (Mus) [+ note] → dar; [+ instrument] → graduar el tono de
3. (= present) it must be pitched at the right level for the audienceel tono ha de ajustarse al público
today he pitched the plan to business leadershoy presentó el plan ante los dirigentes de negocios
to pitch one's aspirations too highpicar demasiado or muy alto
you're pitching it a bit high! or strong!¡estás recargando las tintas!
4. (= set up) [+ tent] → armar, montar
to pitch campacampar, montar el campamento
C. VI
1. (= fall) [person] → caer, caerse
he pitched head-first over the wallse cayó or cayó de cabeza por el muro
the ball pitched in front of himla pelota cayó delante de él or vino a parar a sus pies
the aircraft pitched into the seael avión se precipitó en el mar
to pitch forward the passengers pitched forward as the coach stoppedlos pasajeros salieron despedidos hacia adelante cuando se paró el autocar
he went down on his knees, then pitched forwardse cayó or cayó de rodillas y luego de bruces
2. (Naut, Aer) → cabecear
the ship was pitching and rolling or tossingel barco cabeceaba de un lado para otro
3. (Baseball) → lanzar
to be in there pitching (esp US) → seguir en la brecha, seguir al pie del cañón
D. CPD pitch pipe N (Mus) → diapasón m
pitch shot N (Golf) → pitch m
pitch in VI + ADV
1. (= start to eat) → empezar a comer
pitch in!¡venga, a comer!
2. (= start work) we all pitched in togethertodos nos pusimos manos a la obra, todos nos pusimos a trabajar juntos
3. (= cooperate) → echar una mano, arrimar el hombro
we all pitched in to helptodos echamos una mano, todos arrimamos el hombro
the company has pitched in with a pledge of £50,000la compañía ha contribuido con un donativo de 50,000 libras
pitch into
A. VI + PREP
1. (= start) [+ food] → atacar
they pitched into the work with enthusiasmse pusieron a trabajar con entusiasmo
2. (= attack) (physically) → atacar, arremeter contra; (verbally) → criticar, arremeter contra
B. VT + PREP to pitch sb into sthlanzar a algn a algo
this pitched him into the political arenaesto lo lanzó al mundillo de la política
pitch up VI + ADVaparecer

pitch

2 [pɪtʃ]
A. N (= tar) → brea f, pez f
it was pitch black outsideafuera estaba oscuro como boca de lobo
his face was pitch black with coal dusttenía la cara toda tiznada de polvo de carbón
B. CPD pitch pine N (= wood) → pino m de tea

pitch

[ˈpɪtʃ]
n
(= throw) → lancer m
(MUSIC)ton m
[voice] → hauteur f
(= level) [excitement, intensity, success] → degré m
to reach a high pitch → monter en puissance
to reach a new pitch of intensity [crisis] → atteindre un nouveau degré d'intensité
to be running at fever pitch [excitement] → être à son comble
speculation surrounding the sector is running at a high pitch → la spéculation autour de ce secteur va bon train
(also sales pitch) → argumentaire m de vente
to make a pitch for sth (= attempt to get) → tenter d'obtenir qch (= attempt to get people to accept) → tenter de vendre qch
The President was making another pitch for his economic program → Le président tentait une nouvelle fois de vendre son programme économique.
(British) (SPORT)terrain m
a football pitch → un terrain de football
(NAUTICAL, NAVAL)tangage m
(= tar) → poix f
vt
(= throw) [+ thing] → lancer
Simon pitched the empty bottle into the lake → Simon lança la bouteille vide dans le lac.
when the boat was hit, I was pitched into the water → lorsque le bateau a été touché, j'ai été projeté dans l'eau
[+ tent] → monter
We pitched our tent near the beach → Nous avons monté notre tente près de la plage.
(= set) [+ price] → fixer
to pitch a price at ... [+ amount, level] → fixer le prix à ...
[+ lesson, training] → adapter
The training will be pitched at a particular level of knowledge and skill → La formation sera adaptée à un niveau donné de connaissance et de compétence.
unsuccessful lessons where I pitched things wrong → des leçons qui ont mal marché parce que je ne les avais pas adaptées au niveau de mes élèves
Her lectures are pitched too high for most students to understand
BUT Ses cours volent trop haut pour être compris par la plus grande partie des étudiants.
vi
[ship] → tanguer
(= fall) → s'étaler
He suddenly pitched headlong to the ground → Soudain, il s'étala la tête la première par terre.
to pitch into sth → tomber dans qch
to pitch off sth → tomber de qch
to be pitched forward → être projeté(e) en avant
pitch in
vi (= contribute financially) → mettre la main à la poche
They all pitched in to help → Ils ont tous mis la main à la poche pour aider.pitch-and-putt [ˈpɪtʃənˈpʌt] npitch-and-putt m (jeu de golf limité à deux clubs)pitch-black [ˌpɪtʃˈblæk] adj
it's pitch-black → il fait noir comme dans un fourpitch blackness nnoir m completpitch-dark [ˌpɪtʃˈdɑːrk] adj
it's pitch-dark → il fait noir comme dans un four

pitch

:
pitch accent
n (Phon) → musikalischer (Ton)akzent
pitch angle
pitch-black
adjpechschwarz
pitchblende
nPechblende f
pitch-dark
adjpechschwarz
n(tiefe) Finsternis

pitch

:
pitch invasion
nSturm mauf das Spielfeld
pitch pine
nPechkiefer f
pitch pipe
n (Mus) → Stimmpfeife f

pitch

1
nPech nt; as black as pitchpechschwarz

pitch

2
n
(= throw)Wurf m; he threw a good pitch (Baseball) → ihm gelang ein guter Wurf
(Naut) → Stampfen nt
(esp Brit Sport) → Platz m, → Feld nt
(Brit: for doing one’s business, in market, outside theatre etc) → Stand m; (fig: = usual place: on beach etc) → Platz m; keep off my pitch! (fig)komm mir nicht ins Gehege! ? queer
(inf: = sales pitch) (= long talk)Sermon m (inf); (= technique)Verkaufstaktik f, → Masche f (inf); to make a pitch for somethingetw anpreisen; he gave us his pitch about the need to change our policyer hielt uns (wieder einmal) einen Vortrag über die Notwendigkeit, unsere Politik zu ändern
(Phon, also of note) → Tonhöhe f; (of instrument)Tonlage f; (of voice)Stimmlage f; to have perfect pitchdas absolute Gehör haben; their speaking voices are similar in pitchihre Stimmlagen sind ähnlich
(= angle, slope: of roof)Schräge f, → Neigung f; (of propeller)Steigung f; the roofs have a steep pitchdie Dächer sind sehr steil; the floor was sloping at a precarious pitchder Boden neigte sich gefährlich
(fig: = degree) he roused the mob to such a pitch that …er brachte die Massen so sehr auf, dass …; the tension/their frustration had reached such a pitch that …die Spannung/ihre Frustration hatte einen derartigen Grad erreicht, dass …; matters had reached such a pitch that …die Sache hatte sich derart zugespitzt, dass …; at its highest pitchauf dem Höhepunkt or Gipfel; we can’t keep on working at this pitch much longerwir können dieses Arbeitstempo nicht mehr lange durchhalten ? fever b
(US inf) what’s the pitch?wie siehts aus?, was liegt an? (inf), → was geht? (sl)
vt
(= throw) haygabeln; ballwerfen; he was pitched from or off his horseer wurde vom Pferd geworfen; he was pitched through the windscreener wurde durch die Windschutzscheibe geschleudert; as soon as he got the job he was pitched into a departmental battlekaum hatte er die Stelle, wurde er schon in einen Abteilungskrieg verwickelt
(Mus) songanstimmen; note (= give)angeben; (= hit)treffen; instrumentstimmen; (inf: by DJ) → pitchen; she pitched her voice highersie sprach mit einer höheren Stimme
(fig) to pitch one’s aspirations too highseine Erwartungen or Hoffnungen zu hoch stecken; the prices of these cars are pitched extremely competitivelydiese Autos haben sehr attraktive Preise; the production must be pitched at the right level for London audiencesdas Stück muss auf das Niveau des Londoner Publikums abgestimmt werden; she pitched the plan to business leaderssie machte ihren Plan führenden Geschäftsleuten schmackhaft; that’s pitching it rather strongdas ist ein bisschen übertrieben; to pitch somebody a story (inf)jdm eine Geschichte or ein Märchen auftischen (inf)
(= put up) camp, tentaufschlagen; standaufstellen
(Baseball) ballwerfen; he pitched the first two inningser spielte or machte in den ersten beiden Runden den Werfer
vi
(= fall)fallen, stürzen; to pitch forwardvornüberfallen; he pitched off his horseer fiel kopfüber vom Pferd; he pitched forward as the bus brakeder fiel nach vorn, als der Bus bremste
(Naut) → stampfen; (Aviat) → absacken; the ship pitched and rolleddas Schiff stampfte und rollte
(Baseball) → werfen; he’s in there pitching (US fig inf) → er schuftet wie ein Ochse (inf)

pitch

1 [pɪtʃ] n (tar) → pece f

pitch

2 [pɪtʃ]
1. n
a. (esp Brit) (Sport) → campo
b. (angle, slope, of roof) → inclinazione f
c. (Naut, Aer) → beccheggio
d. (of note, voice, instrument) → intonazione f, altezza (fig) (degree) → grado, punto
I can't keep working at this pitch → non posso continuare a lavorare a questo ritmo
at its (highest) pitch → al massimo, al colmo
his anger reached such a pitch that ... → la sua furia raggiunse un punto tale che...
e. (fam) (also sales pitch) → discorsetto imbonitore
f. (Mountaineering) → tiro di corda
g. (throw) → lancio
2. vt
a. (throw, ball, object) → lanciare; (hay) → sollevare col forcone
he was pitched off his horse → fu sbalzato da cavallo or disarcionato
b. (Mus) (song) → intonare; (note) → dare
she can't pitch a note properly → non riesce a prendere una nota giusta
to pitch one's aspirations too high → mirare troppo in alto
to pitch it too strong (fam) → esagerare, calcare troppo la mano
c. (set up, tent) → piantare
3. vi
a. (fall) → cascare, cadere
to pitch forward → essere catapultato/a in avanti
b. (Naut) (Aer) → beccheggiare
pitch in vi + adv (fam) → darci dentro or sotto
pitch into vi + prep (attack) → saltare addosso a; (start, work, food) → attaccare, buttarsi su

pitch1

(pitʃ) verb
1. to set up (a tent or camp). They pitched their tent in the field.
2. to throw. He pitched the stone into the river.
3. to (cause to) fall heavily. He pitched forward.
4. (of a ship) to rise and fall violently. The boat pitched up and down on the rough sea.
5. to set (a note or tune) at a particular level. He pitched the tune too high for my voice.
noun
1. the field or ground for certain games. a cricket-pitch; a football pitch.
2. the degree of highness or lowness of a musical note, voice etc.
3. an extreme point or intensity. His anger reached such a pitch that he hit her.
4. the part of a street etc where a street-seller or entertainer works. He has a pitch on the High Street.
5. the act of pitching or throwing or the distance something is pitched. That was a long pitch.
6. (of a ship) the act of pitching.
-pitched
of a (certain) musical pitch. a high-pitched / low-pitched voice.
ˈpitcher noun
a person who pitches especially (in baseball) the player who throws the ball.
pitched battle
a battle between armies that have been prepared and arranged for fighting beforehand. They fought a pitched battle.
ˈpitchfork noun
a large long-handled fork for lifting and moving hay.

pitch2

(pitʃ) noun
a thick black substance obtained from tar. as black as pitch.
ˌpitch-ˈblack, ˌpitch-ˈdark adjective
as black, or dark, as pitch; completely black or dark. Outside the house it was pitch-black; It's a pitch-dark night.

pitch

طَبَقَةُ صَوْت, مَيْدانٌ رِيَّاضِي, يَرْمي hodit, hřiště, výška bane, kaste, tonehøjde Spielfeld, Tonhöhe, werfen γήπεδο, ρίχνω, ύψος τόνου lanzar, terreno de juego, tono äänenkorkeus, heittää, pelikenttä lancer, son, terrain snažno gađati, teren, visina glasa campo, lanciare, tono ピッチ, 投げる, 調子 경기장, 던지다, 음높이 gooien, toonhoogte, veld bane, kaste, tonehøyde boisko, tonacja, umieścić arremessar, campo, intensidade бросать, подача, тон kasta, plan, tonhöjd ขว้าง, ระดับเสียง, สนามกีฬา fırlatmak, perde, saha điểm bóng rơi, độ cao, ném 定调, , 球场

pitch

n. tono, diapasón, cualidad de un sonido de acuerdo con la frecuencia de las ondas que lo producen.

pitch

n (sound) frecuencia (form), tono
References in classic literature ?
If it's fine, I'm going to pitch my tent in Longmeadow, and row up the whole crew to lunch and croquet--have a fire, make messes, gypsy fashion, and all sorts of larks.
The night was warm and cloudy and although it was not yet eight o'clock, the alleyway back of the Eagle office was pitch dark.
It was within an hour of dusk--none too much time to allow in which to pitch camp in the tropics, where night follows day suddenly--when a halt was called, as a turn of the river showed a little clearing on the edge of the forest-bound river.
They found he had absolute pitch, and a remarkable memory.
She had been talking all the afternoon, and had wound herself up to the storytelling pitch.
I am no mortal, if the risky devils haven't swam down upon the very pitch, and, as bad luck would have it, they have hit the head of the island.
You know the saloon is one of them patent houses you can take to pieces, and I've been reckoning you boys will have to pitch in and help me to take the whole shanty over to the laurel bushes, and put it up agin Kearney's cabin.
She began to wonder, it is true, why she did not wake up, and at what still more intolerable pitch of dizzy trouble her spirit would struggle out of the maze, and make her conscious that nothing of all this had actually happened.
Here, on this wild outskirt of the earth, I shall pitch my tent; for, elsewhere a wanderer, and isolated from human interests, I find here a woman, a man, a child, amongst whom and myself there exist the closest ligaments.
Now, if he's so old as all those hoops of yours come to, and if he is going to live for ever, what good will it do to pitch him overboard --tell me that?
If we are the greatest nation the sun ever shone upon, it would seem to be mainly because we have been able to goad our wage-earners to this pitch of frenzy; though there are a few other things that are great among us including our drink-bill, which is a billion and a quarter of dollars a year, and doubling itself every decade.
It got to be pitch dark, at last, and the multitude groaned with horror to feel the cold uncanny night breezes fan through the place and see the stars come out and twinkle in the sky.