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Verb: pitch  pich
  1. Throw or toss with a light motion
    "pitch me the beachball";
    - flip, toss, sky
  2. Move abruptly
    "The ship suddenly pitched to the left";
    - lurch, shift
  3. Fall or plunge forward
    "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
  4. Set to a certain pitch
    "He pitched his voice very low"
  5. Sell or offer for sale from place to place
    - peddle, monger, huckster [N. Amer], hawk, vend
  6. Be at an angle
    "The terrain pitched down";
    - slope, incline
  7. Heel over
    "The tower is pitching";
    - cant, cant over, tilt, slant
  8. Erect and fasten
    "pitch a tent";
    - set up
  9. Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
    "The pitcher pitched the ball";
    - deliver
  10. Hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  11. (card game) lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
  12. Set the level or character of
    "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience";
    - gear
Noun: pitch  pich
  1. The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  2. (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    - delivery
  3. [Brit] A vendor's position (especially on the pavement)
    "he was employed to see that his paper's news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
  4. Promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
    - sales talk, sales pitch
  5. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    "the roof had a steep pitch";
    - rake, slant
  6. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
    - tar
  7. A high approach shot in golf
    - pitch shot
  8. An all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
    - auction pitch
  9. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
    "the pitch and tossing was quite exciting";
    - lurch, pitching
  10. The action or manner of throwing something
    "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
  11. The distance between successive things

Derived forms: pitching, pitches, pitched

See also: high, high-pitched, low, low-pitched, pitched

Type of: accommodate, adapt, all fours, angle, approach, approach shot, bitumen, come down, deal, descend, erect, fall, fling, go down, gradient, high-low-jack, hit, lean, motility, motion, move, movement, packaging, place, play, position, promotion, promotional material, publicity, rear, sell, set, slant, slope, sound property, throw, tilt, tip, trade, wing

Encyclopedia: Pitch