pitch a/the tent

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pitch a/the tent

: to set a tent up

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

tent play
  1. : a collapsible shelter of fabric (such as nylon or canvas) stretched and sustained by poles and used for camping outdoors or as a temporary building

  2. : dwelling

  3. : something that resembles a tent or that serves as a shelter

  1. : to reside for the time being : lodge

  2. : to live in a tent

  3. : to cover with or as if with a tent

  1. : to attend to


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