- 1 1.1 (level, degree) (no plural) to reach such a pitch that …tension had risen to an unbearable pitchllegar hasta tal punto or tal extremo que …llegar a un grado tal que …1.2 uncountable and countable (Music)la tensión había aumentado hasta hacerse insoportable
- 4 countable 4.1 (position, site)(in market, fair)to queer somebody's pitch (British English) [colloquial]4.2jorobar a alguien [colloquial]serrucharle (River Plate area) or (Chile) aserrucharle el piso a alguien [colloquial]also: sales pitchhe had a very effective sales pitchan insurance agent's pitchtenía buena labia para vendersabía convencer al cliente con argumentosel discursito de un vendedor de seguros
- 2 2.1 (throw, toss) we were pitched forward when the bus braked suddenlyshe was pitched off her horseel frenazo en seco que dio el autobús nos lanzó or nos arrojó hacia adelante2.2 (in baseball, cricket)fue arrojada del caballoExample sentences
- 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) See examples: she doesn't know at what level to pitch her talkwhy don't you pitch your aspirations a little higher?no sabe qué nivel darle a la charlathey pitched their opening offer at 3%¿por qué no das más vuelo a tus aspiraciones?¿por qué no picas un poco más alto? [colloquial]to pitch it a bit strong o high [colloquial]situaron su oferta inicial en un 3%3.2 (Music)recargar las tintas(note)her instrument was pitched lowersu 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)he pitched forward onto his facecaersethe boxes pitched forward on top of mese fue de bruces1.2 (lurch)las cajas se me vinieron encima(ship/plane)Example sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1.1 (join in)
- 1.1 (set about) See examples: to pitch into something
- 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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