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Noun: pitching  pi-ching
  1. (baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
  2. Abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
    "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting";
    - lurch, pitch
Verb: pitch  pich
  1. Throw with a light motion
    "pitch me the beachball";
    - flip, toss, sky
  2. Throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball
    "The pitcher pitched the ball";
    - deliver
  3. Set to a certain pitch
    "He pitched his voice very low"
  4. Set the level or character of
    "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience";
    - gear
  5. Sell or offer for sale from place to place
    - peddle, monger, huckster [N. Amer], hawk, vend
  6. Move abruptly
    "The ship suddenly pitched to the left";
    - lurch, shift
  7. Fall or plunge forward
    "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
  8. Be at an angle
    "The terrain pitched down";
    - slope, incline
  9. Heel over
    "The tower is pitching";
    - cant, cant over, tilt, slant
  10. Erect and fasten
    "pitch a tent";
    - set up
  11. Hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  12. (card game) lead (a card) and establish the trump suit

Derived forms: pitchings

See also: pitched

Type of: accommodate, adapt, angle, come down, deal, descend, erect, fall, fling, go down, hit, lean, motility, motion, move, movement, play, playing, rear, sell, set, sink, slant, throw, tilt, tip, trade, wing

Encyclopedia: Pitching

Pitch, roll, and yaw