pitch a fit

Definition of pitch a fit

US, informal

  1. :  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

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 : such as

    :  to throw (a baseball) to a batter

  1. :  slope

    :  degree of slope :  rake

    :  the distance between any of various things: such as

  1. :  a division of a poem or song

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

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

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

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

    :  a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance

    :  a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)

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

    :  to be seemly or proper for

    :  to conform correctly to the shape or size of

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

    :  the way clothing fits the wearer

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

  1. : dialectal past tense and past participle offight


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