pitch a fit

Definition of pitch a fit

US, informal
:to become very upset and angry in a loud and uncontrolled way
  • He pitched a fit when she said she was going to be late again.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : any of various bituminous substances

  3. : 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

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

  3. : to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. : slope

  2. : the distance between any of various things: such as

  3. : distance between one point on a gear tooth and the corresponding point on the next tooth

fit play
  1. : a division of a poem or song

  1. : adapted to an end or design : suitable by nature or by art

  2. : adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving

  3. : acceptable from a particular viewpoint (as of competence or morality) : proper

  1. : a sudden violent attack of a disease (such as epilepsy) especially when marked by convulsions or unconsciousness : paroxysm

  2. : a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance

  3. : a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)

  1. : to be suitable for or to : harmonize with

  2. : to be seemly or proper for

  3. : to conform correctly to the shape or size of

  1. : the fact, condition, or manner of fitting or being fitted: such as

  2. : the way clothing fits the wearer

  3. : the degree of closeness between surfaces in an assembly of parts

  1. : dialectal past tense and past participle of fight


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