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1 pit /ˈpɪt/ noun
plural pits
1 pit
/ˈpɪt/
noun
plural pits
Learner's definition of PIT
[count] : a hole in the ground usually made by digging
[count]
: a large, deep hole in the ground from which stones or minerals are dug out see also sandpit
chiefly British : a coal mine
[count] : something that uses up or holds a very large amount of money, food, information, etc.
[count] : an area separated from and often placed below the areas next to it: such as
: an outdoor area where food is cooked
US : an area where particular investments are traded
: an area where animals are brought to fight
: the space in a theater where an orchestra plays
: an area of dirt or grass used for playing certain games
: mosh pit
: an area beside a racetrack used for servicing cars during a race usually plural see also pit stop
[count] : a small hole or dent on the surface of something
[count] : a very bad or unpleasant place or situation usually + of
the pits informal : something that is very bad or unpleasant
[count] informal : armpit

the pit of your/the stomach

: the part of a person's stomach where strong feelings of nervousness, excitement, etc., can be felt
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2 pit /ˈpɪt/ verb
pits; pitted; pitting
2 pit
/ˈpɪt/
verb
pits; pitted; pitting
Learner's definition of PIT
[+ object] : to make small holes or dents in (something) see also pitted 2
[no object] car racing : to make a pit stop

pit against

[phrasal verb]
pit (someone or something) against (someone or something)
: to cause (someone or something) to fight or compete against (another person or thing)
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3 pit /ˈpɪt/ noun
plural pits
3 pit
/ˈpɪt/
noun
plural pits
Learner's definition of PIT
[count] US
: the hard middle part of a fruit : stone see color picture on this page
compare 1pit
4 pit /ˈpɪt/ verb
pits; pitted; pitting
4 pit
/ˈpɪt/
verb
pits; pitted; pitting
Learner's definition of PIT
[+ object] chiefly US
: to remove the pit from (a piece of fruit) see also pitted 1
compare 2pit
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