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pitch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pitch

  1. 1 an act or instance of diving the daring pitch of the escaped prisoner into the swirling ocean waters at the base of the cliff Synonyms of pitch dive, plungeWords Related to pitch dip, immersion, submersion; fall, plump, slip, spill, stumble, tumble; descent, drop; belly flop, header, jackknife, swan diveNear Antonyms of pitch jump, leap

  2. 2 the degree to which something rises up from a position level with the horizon the steep pitch of the roof makes it too dangerous to walk on Synonyms of pitch cant, diagonal, grade, gradient, inclination, incline, lean, slant, rake, slope, tilt, upgradeWords Related to pitch ascent, bank, climb, riseNear Antonyms of pitch declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, dip, downgrade, fall, hang, hanging, receding


pitch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pitch

  1. 1 to fix in an upright position needed help pitching a tent Synonyms of pitch erect, put up, raise, rear, set up, upend, upraiseWords Related to pitch brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms of pitch demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  2. 2 to cast oneself head first into deep water when a wave hit the float, I lost my balance and pitched into the lake Synonyms of pitch dive, plunge, soundWords Related to pitch dip, immerse, submerge; belly flop, plump, plunk (or plonk)Near Antonyms of pitch surface

  3. 3 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions the ship pitched in the choppy sea Synonyms of pitch careen, lurch, rock, roll, seesaw, sway, toss, wobble (also wabble)Words Related to pitch blunder, buck, dodder, falter, flounder, halt, hitch, hobble, jerk, jolt, reel, shake, stagger, stumble, teeter, toddle, totter, tumble, vacillate, vibrate, waddle, waver, weave; oscillate, undulate, wag, waggle

  4. 4 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm pitched the baseball almost 50 feet Synonyms of pitch cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, throw, sling, tossWords Related to pitch bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust

  5. 5 to get rid of as useless or unwanted we decided to pitch that whole system and start over again Synonyms of pitch cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, discard, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unloadWords Related to pitch abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms of pitch adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain

  6. 6 to provide publicity for the cutting-edge ad agency was hired to pitch our products to a younger generation of consumers Synonyms of pitch ballyhoo, hype, publicize, plug, promote, talk up, toutWords Related to pitch advertise, bark, merchandise (also merchandize), sell; push; acclaim, hail, laud, praise; endorse (also indorse), plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for); recommend, review; announce, broadcast, publish

  7. 7 to set or cause to be at an angle the roof should be pitched steeply enough to prevent an excessive accumulation of snow Synonyms of pitch angle, cant, cock, heel, incline, list, lean, slant, slope, tilt, tipWords Related to pitch bank; bend, deviate, swerve, veer; decline, descend, recline, retreatNear Antonyms of pitch even, flatten, level, straighten

Synonym Discussion of pitch

throw, cast, toss, fling, hurl, pitch, sling mean to cause to move swiftly through space by a propulsive movement or a propelling force. throw is general and interchangeable with the other terms but may specifically imply a distinctive motion with bent arm.
    • can throw a fastball and a curve
cast usually implies lightness in the thing thrown and sometimes a scattering.
    • cast it to the winds
toss suggests a light or careless or aimless throwing and may imply an upward motion.
    • tossed the coat on the bed
fling stresses a violent throwing.
    • flung the ring back in his face
hurl implies power as in throwing a massive weight.
    • hurled himself at the intruder
pitch suggests throwing carefully at a target.
    • pitch horseshoes
sling stresses either the use of whirling momentum in throwing or directness of aim.
    • slung the bag over his shoulder


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