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pitch into

Definition of pitch into

chiefly British informal

  1. :  to attack or criticize (someone) forcefully <He said his mother would pitch into him when he got home.>



Word by Word Definitions

pitchplay
  1. :  a black or dark viscous substance obtained as a residue in the distillation of organic materials and especially tars

    :  any of various bituminous substances

    :  resin obtained from various conifers and often used medicinally

  1. :  to cover, smear, or treat with or as if with pitch

  1. :  to erect and fix firmly in place

    : :  to throw usually with a particular objective or toward a particular point : as

    :  to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. :  slope

    :  degree of slope :  rake

    : :  the distance between any of various things: as


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