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verb     pitch pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepitching
past tensepitched
past participlepitched
  1. 1
    [transitive] to say, write, or create something so that it will be appropriate for people of a particular age, level of ability, etc.
    pitch something at/toward/for someone:

    Her book is pitched at a teenage audience.

    a task pitched at the weaker members of the group

    1. a.
      to design something so that you can sell it to a particular group of people
      pitch something at/toward:

      These new homes will be pitched at the upper end of the market.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to fall suddenly in a particular direction
    pitch into/down/forward etc.:

    He tripped and pitched head first into the water.

    1. a.
      [transitive] if an animal or moving object pitches someone somewhere, it throws them there suddenly
      pitch someone down/into/forward etc.:

      The horse reared and pitched its rider to the ground.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to throw something using a lot of force

    He picked up a rock and pitched it.

    pitch something into/over/across etc. something:

    Jan pitched her books over the fence and climbed over after them.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to throw the ball to a batter in the game of baseball

      Davis pitched an inning last night for the Jacksonville Suns.

  4. 4
    [transitive] to make a sound at a particular level
    pitch something high/low:

    Her voice was pitched confidentially low.

  5. 5
    [transitive] to try to sell something by saying how good it is

    Bayliss was able to pitch his invention frequently on television.

    pitch something to someone:

    He had tried to pitch the series to all the major network bosses.

    1. a.
      to try to persuade someone to give you some work, a business deal, etc.
      pitch for:

      Our company is pitching for the support contract.

  6. 6
    [intransitive] if a ship or aircraft pitches, it moves up and down suddenly
  7. 7
    [transitive] in golf, to hit a ball high and with backspin, so that it does not roll very far when it lands
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  8. 8
    [intransitive] if a ball pitches in golf, it hits the ground
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