- 1 1.1 (level, degree) (no plural/sin plural) punto (m), extremo (m), grado (m) to reach such a pitch that … llegar* hasta tal punto or tal extremo que …, llegar* a un grado tal que … tension had risen to an unbearable pitch la tensión había aumentado hasta hacerse insoportable 1.2 uncountable or countable/no numerable o numerable [Music/Música] tono (masculine)
- 2 [Sport/Deporte] 2.1 countable/numerable (in baseball) lanzamiento (masculine) 2.2 countable/numerable (in golf) pitch (masculine)
- 4 countable/numerable 4.1 (position, site) (British English/inglés británico) lugar (m), sitio (m); (in market, fair) puesto (m) to queer sb's pitch (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] jorobar a algn [colloquial/familiar], serrucharle (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) or (Chile) aserrucharle el piso a algn [colloquial/familiar] 4.2(sales pitch)he had a very effective sales pitch tenía buena labia para vender, sabía convencer al cliente con argumentos an insurance agent's pitch el discursito de un vendedor de seguros
- 6 uncountable/no numerable (substance) brea (feminine)More 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.
The Basque autonomous police force is called Ertzaintza. Its members, called ertzainas, wear a uniform of red sweaters and berets, and white jackets. Despite the Ertzaintza's wide range of responsibilities, the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional still operate in the Basque Country.
- 1 (set up) [tent] armar, montar; [camp] montar, hacer*More 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.
- 3 3.1 (aim, set, address) she doesn't know at what level to pitch her talk no sabe qué nivel darle a la charla why 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/familiar] they pitched their opening offer at 3% situaron su oferta inicial en un 3% to pitch it a bit strong o high [colloquial/familiar] recargar* las tintas 3.2 [Music/Música] [note] dar* her instrument was pitched lower su instrumento tenía un tono más bajoMore example 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/+ adverbio predicativo) caerse* he pitched forward onto his face se fue de bruces the boxes pitched forward on top of me las cajas se me vinieron encima 1.2 (lurch) [ship/plane] cabecearMore example sentences
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- 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/Deporte] 2.1 (in baseball) lanzar*, pichear 2.2 (in golf, cricket) [ball] caer*, dar*More example sentences
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- 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.
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- Once you become proficient at pitching the ball, you'll want to convert more putts for par - and cut down on three-putts.
- He pitched onto the green, where an evil eight-footer awaited him.
- He pitched back onto the green some 30 feet away, and then almost putted it off the green before gunning it long again.
- 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.
pitch inverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [colloquial/familiar]
- 1.1 (join in) arrimar el hombro, dar* una mano if everyone pitches in si todos arriman el hombro or dan una mano she pitched in with the rest of them se puso a trabajar a la par de los demás several people pitched in with offers of help varias personas se ofrecieron a ayudar 1.2 (start eating) atacar* [colloquial/familiar], entrarle (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]
pitch intoverb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento [colloquial/familiar]
- 1.1 (set about) to pitch into sth ponerse* a hacer algo he pitched into the paperwork se puso a despachar el papeleo [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (start eating) atacar* [colloquial/familiar], entrarle a (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] 1.3 (attack) arremeter contra
pitch upverb + adverb/verbo + adverbio (British English/inglés británico)