Definition of the pit of one's/the stomach
- She felt a flutter in the pit of her stomach when he walked through the door.
: a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground
: a scooped-out place used for burning something (such as charcoal)
: to place, cast, bury, or store in a pit
: to make pits in
: to set (fighting birds, such as gamecocks) into or as if into a pit to fight
: the stone of a drupaceous fruit
: to remove the pit from (a fruit)
: a saclike expansion of the digestive tract of a vertebrate that is located between the esophagus and duodenum and typically consists of a simple often curved sac with an outer serous covering, a strong muscular wall that contracts rhythmically, and an inner mucous membrane lining that contains gastric glands
: one of the compartments making up the stomach of a ruminant animal (such as a cow or sheep)
: a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach
: to take offense at
: to bear without overt reaction or resentment : put up with
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