pitch in

verb

pitched in; pitching in; pitches in

intransitive verb

1
: to begin to work
2
: to contribute to a common endeavor

Examples of pitch in in a Sentence

everyone at the office pitched in to buy a gift for the soon-to-be-wed couple
Recent Examples on the Web As usual, the changeup graded out as MLB’s most effective core pitch in 2023. Tony Blengino, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 This offseason, Lynch pitched in both the Arizona Fall League and Dominican Winter League. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 This year, the recipients will pitch in person at the CIX Summit on March 26 & 27 at the Design Exchange in Toronto. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 14 Feb. 2024 Even better, little bunnies can pitch in with this no-bake recipe. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 12 Feb. 2024 Jesse Orosco Left-handed reliever Jesse Orosco spent five of his 24 major league seasons with the Orioles, pitching in 336 games for Baltimore from 1995 to 1999 with a 3.35 ERA. Paul McCardell, Baltimore Sun, 7 Feb. 2024 Last year, Ohtani became the first player to finish in the top 15 in both home runs hit and strikeouts pitched in a season since the mound was moved to its current distance in 1893. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 4 Feb. 2024 Fox Corporation’s Rupert Murdoch gave $2 million, and Rowan and Singer each pitched in $1 million. Bill Allison, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2024 So prepare to rent an RV for visits or pitch in on the improvements or host every time at your place. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pitch in was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Pitch in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pitch%20in. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

pitch in

verb
1
: to begin to work
2
: to contribute to a common task
all the students pitched in to make the dance a success
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