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British English: /pɪt/
American English: /pɪt/

Translation of pit in French:


  • 2 (Mining) to work at the pit to go down the pit
    aller travailler à la mine
    to work down the pit
    être mineur
    before n (closure, fire, gates)
    de mine
    (strike, village)
    de mineurs
    pit disaster
    désastre (m) minier
  • 3 (hollow) the pit of the stomach
    le creux du ventre
    a pit of depravity [figurative]
    un abîme de dépravation
  • 5 (American English) (in peach, cherry, olive)
  • 6 (Finance) trading pit
    parquet (m) de la Bourse
    wheat pit
    Bourse (f) du blé

transitive verb p prés etc -tt-

  • 1 (in struggle)to pit somebody against
    opposer quelqu'un à (opponent)
    the match will pit Scotland against Brazil
    le match opposera l'Écosse au Brésil
  • 2 (mark)
    marquer (surface, stone)
    ronger (metal)
    her skin was pitted by smallpox/acne
    elle avait la peau grêlée par la variole/marquée par l'acné
  • 3 (American English) (remove stones from)
    dénoyauter (peach, cherry, olive)

reflexive verb

  • to pit oneself against somebody
    se mesurer à quelqu'un
    to pit one's wits against somebody
    se mesurer à quelqu'un


it's the pits [informal]!

(of place, workplace)
c'est l'enfer!

this place is the pits (of the earth)

c'est un des coins les plus moches du globe [informal]

to dig a pit for somebody

tendre un piège à quelqu'un
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