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pitch

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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
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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
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pitch

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1 to fix in an upright position

  • needed help pitching a tent
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2 to cast oneself head first into deep water

  • when a wave hit the float, I lost my balance and pitched into the lake
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3 to make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions

  • the ship pitched in the choppy sea
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4 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm

  • pitched the baseball almost 50 feet
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let fly

5 to get rid of as useless or unwanted

  • we decided to pitch that whole system and start over again
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dispose of, set aside

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6 to provide publicity for

  • the cutting-edge ad agency was hired to pitch our products to a younger generation of consumers
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beat the drum (for)

7 to set or cause to be at an angle

  • the roof should be pitched steeply enough to prevent an excessive accumulation of snow
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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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