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noun [countable] pit pronunciation in American English /pɪt/ 
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pluralpits
  1. 4
    informal an armpit (sense 1)
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  2. 5
    a small mark or hole in a surface

    His skin was full of pits.

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  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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