the pit of one's/the stomach

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the pit of one's/the stomach

:the part of a person's stomach where strong feelings of nervousness, excitement, etc., can be felt
  • She felt a flutter in the pit of her stomach when he walked through the door.

Word by Word Definitions

pit play
  1. : a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground

  2. : mine

  3. : a scooped-out place used for burning something (such as charcoal)

  1. : to place, cast, bury, or store in a pit

  2. : to make pits in

  3. : to set (fighting birds, such as gamecocks) into or as if into a pit to fight

  1. : the stone of a drupaceous fruit

  1. : to remove the pit from (a fruit)

stomach play
  1. : 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

  2. : one of the compartments making up the stomach of a ruminant animal (such as a cow or sheep)

  3. : a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach

  1. : to take offense at

  2. : to bear without overt reaction or resentment : put up with


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