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pitch
British English: /pɪtʃ/
American English: /pɪtʃ/

Translation of pitch in French:

noun

  • 2 (sound level) (gen) (of note, voice) (also Phonetics)
    (Music)
    ton (m)
    to give the pitch
    (Music)
    donner le ton
    the pitch is too high/low
    (Music)
    c'est trop haut/bas
  • 3 (degree)
    (highest point)
    comble (m)
    excitement was at its (highest) pitch ou was at full pitch
    l'excitation était à son comble
    a pitch of frustration had been reached
    on avait atteint le comble de la frustration
    the situation has reached such a pitch that …
    la situation en est à un tel point que …
  • 4 (sales talk or argument) (gen) (Business) to make ou give (American English) a pitch for something
    se prononcer pour (idea, proposal)
    faire des avances à (man, woman)

transitive verb

  • 1 (throw)
    jeter, balancer (informal) (object) (into dans)
    (Sport)
    lancer
    to pitch hay
    (Agriculture)
    jeter du foin avec une fourche
    the horse pitched her off
    le cheval l'a désarçonnée
    the carriage turned over and she was pitched out
    le wagon s'est renversé et elle a été éjectée
    the passengers were pitched forward
    les passagers ont été projetés vers l'avant
  • 2 (aim, adjust)
    adapter (campaign, publicity, speech) (at à)
    (set)
    fixer (price)
    newspaper/programme pitched at young people
    journal/émission qui vise un public jeune
    the exam was pitched at a high level
    l'examen a été ajusté à un haut niveau
    to pitch one's ambitions too high
    placer ses ambitions trop haut
    to pitch something a bit strong (informal)

    y aller trop fort avec quelque chose (informal)
  • 3 (Music)
    (singer)
    trouver (note)
    (player)
    donner (note)
    to pitch one's voice higher/lower
    hausser/baisser le ton de la voix
    the song is pitched too high for me
    cette chanson est trop haute pour moi
  • 4 (erect)
    planter (tent)
    to pitch camp
    établir un camp
  • 5to pitch somebody a story (informal)

    sortir (informal) une histoire à quelqu'un
    to pitch somebody an excuse (informal)

    débiter (informal) une excuse à quelqu'un

intransitive verb

  • 1 (gen) (be thrown)
    (rider, passenger, cyclist)
    être projeté

Phrasal verbs

pitch in

(informal)
1.1 (on job) (set to work)
s'atteler à la tâche
(join in)
y mettre du sien (informal)
everyone pitched in with contributions
tout le monde a apporté sa contribution
1.2
[informal]
(start to eat)
attaquer (informal)

pitch into

1 pitch into [something] (attack) [literal] [figurative]
attaquer (attacker, opponent, speaker)
attaquer (work, meal)
2 pitch [somebody] into (land in new situation)
propulser [quelqu'un] dans (situation)
the circumstances which pitched him into the political arena
les circonstances qui l'ont propulsé dans l'arène politique
the new director was pitched straight into an industrial dispute
le nouveau directeur s'est retrouvé au beau milieu d'un conflit social

pitch out

(informal)
pitch out [somebody/something], pitch [somebody/something] out
éjecter (troublemaker) (from de)
se débarrasser de (object)

pitch over

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