- 1 1.1 (level, degree) (no plural) to reach such a pitch that …llegar hasta tal punto or tal extremo que …tension had risen to an unbearable pitch
llegar a un grado tal que …la tensión había aumentado hasta hacerse insoportable1.2 uncountable and countable (Music)
- 4 countable 4.1 (position, site)(in market, fair) puesto (masculine)to queer somebody's pitch (British) [colloquial]jorobar a alguien [colloquial]serrucharle el piso a alguien (Río de la Plata) [colloquial]aserrucharle el piso a alguien (Chile) [colloquial]4.2also: sales pitchhe had a very effective sales pitchtenía buena labia para venderan insurance agent's pitch
sabía convencer al cliente con argumentosel discursito de un vendedor de seguros
- 1 (set up)Example sentences
- With temperatures plummeting, the council ordered winter camps to be pitched.
- Saturday night saw the Raise The Roof benefit pitch its tent at the Rosemount Hotel.
- Perhaps they'll end up pitching their tents somewhere on Romney Marsh.
- 2 2.1 (throw, toss) we were pitched forward when the bus braked suddenlyel frenazo en seco que dio el autobús nos lanzó or nos arrojó hacia adelanteshe was pitched off her horsefue arrojada del caballoExample sentences
Example sentences2.2 (in baseball, cricket)
- He threw the ball back to her and she gave the batter a whole two seconds before pitching the same ball.
- He was due to pitch the first ball of a crunch baseball match in New York between the Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Just as Billy pitched the ball, I made eye contact with him.
- The next ball was pitched up and driven for four.
- He pitched the ball well up, turned it a touch, and conceded only 44 runs in his ten overs.
- He was able to pitch the ball just about anywhere he wanted and because of this and his pace he was the obvious weapon.
- 3 3.1 (aim, set, address) she doesn't know at what level to pitch her talkno sabe qué nivel darle a la charlawhy don't you pitch your aspirations a little higher?¿por qué no das más vuelo a tus aspiraciones?¿por qué no picas un poco más alto? [colloquial]they pitched their opening offer at 3%situaron su oferta inicial en un 3%to pitch it a bit strong or high [colloquial]recargar las tintas3.2 (Music)(note)her instrument was pitched lower
darsu instrumento tenía un tono más bajoExample sentences
- She didn't need to pitch her voice lower, for the teeth-rattling music took care of the concept of being overheard.
- He called back, pitching his voice like a girl's.
- Was it just me or was he pitching his voice rather high?
- 1 1.1 (fall) (+ adverb complement)caersehe pitched forward onto his facese fue de brucesthe boxes pitched forward on top of melas cajas se me vinieron encimaExample sentences1.2 (lurch)
- The big ex-con pitches forward and falls behind the counter.
- I pitched forward and toppled over the rail.
- As she pitched forward, about to fall, someone caught her by her upper arms.
- Swaying in the wind, they're concerned about the timing in getting on deck, with the ship pitching hard up and down.
- Although the sea washed the heads clean as the ship pitched, the heads still needed a regular scrub-down with a broom.
- Then we hit some turbulence, and both aircraft pitched and rolled a little bit.
- 2 (Sport) 2.1 (in baseball) 2.2 (in golf, cricket)Example sentences
- The ball pitched 15 feet from the hole, bounced three times and dropped in.
- Replays showed that the ball had pitched outside leg stump, but it was too late for recriminations.
- It is possible to plot where the ball pitched, and where the batsman's shot went, allowing all those graphs to be drawn.
- 1 (join in)
- 1 (set about) to pitch into something
arrimar el hombroif everyone pitches in
dar una mano
dar una mano
si todos arriman el hombro or dan una manoshe pitched in with the rest of them
se puso a trabajar a la par de los demásseveral people pitched in with offers of help
varias personas se ofrecieron a ayudar2 (start eating)
entrarle (Mexico) [colloquial]
ponerse a hacer algohe pitched into the paperwork
se puso a despachar el papeleo [colloquial]2 (start eating)
entrarle a (Mexico) [colloquial]3 (attack)
- uncountable (substance)Example sentences
- There was a small boat, an improvised currach-type constructed from hessian stretched over a wooden frame and doused with pitch to make it waterproof.
- The production of tar and pitch as well as potash and saltpeter is included in the category of proto-industry.
- All his exports for which we still have record were cloth; he imported herring and dried fish, ashes, iron, lumber, oil, pitch and tar.
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