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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: pit /pɪt/ 
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pluralpits
 
  1. 3
    informal an extremely untidy place

    Her room was an absolute pit.

  2. 4

    the pits

    informal something that is very bad

    Having to work on Saturday night is the pits.

  3. 5
    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.

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