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noun [countable] pit pronunciation in American English /pɪt/
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  1. 4
    informal an armpit 1
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  2. 5
    a small mark or hole in a surface
    His skin was full of pits.
  3. 6
    informal an extremely messy place
    Her room was an absolute pit.
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  4. 7
    mainly literary a state in which you have very strong unpleasant feelings or in which something bad is happening
    pit of: Dimitri was in a pit of despair.
    Many politicians have fallen into the pit of corruption.
  5. 9

    the pits

    informal something that is very bad
    Having to work on Saturday night is the pits.
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