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noun [countable] pit pronunciation in British English /pɪt/
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  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.
  4. 8
    British very informal a bed
  5. 10
    mainly American informal an armpit 1


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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