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  Definition of Pitch
  1. the action or manner of throwing something; "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"
  2. (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
  3. abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
  4. an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump
  5. a high approach shot in golf
  6. the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  7. degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"
  8. promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  9. a vendor''s position (especially on the sidewalk); "he was employed to see that his paper''s news pitches were not trespassed upon by rival vendors"
  10. any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
  11. set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"
  12. set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low"
  13. lead (a card) and establish the trump suit
  14. hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin
  15. throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball"
  16. throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"
  17. erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
  18. move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"
  19. heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
  20. fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
  21. be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"
  22. sell or offer for sale from place to place
Similar Words: delivery, lurch, pitching, auction pitch, pitch shot, rake, slant, sales talk, sales pitch, tar, gear, deliver, flip, toss, sky, set up, shift, cant, cant over, tilt, slope, incline, peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend


Hyponyms: balk, ball, beanball, beaner, change-up, change-of-pace, change-of-pace ball, off-speed pitch, curve, curve ball, breaking ball, bender, duster, fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet, knuckleball, knuckler, passed ball, screwball, sinker, spitball, spitter, strike, submarine ball, submarine pitch, wild pitch, rock, careen, sway, tilt, concert pitch, philharmonic pitch, international pitch, high pitch, high frequency, key, low pitch, low frequency, tone, tune, coal tar, popularize, popularise, submarine, lag, throw back, toss back, camp, camp down, cock, ascend, stoop, fall, climb, dip


Attributes: high, high-pitched, low, low-pitched


Derivational Morphology: flip, toss, sky, deliver, lurch, shift, cant, cant over, tilt, slant, lean, tip, angle, slope, incline, peddle, monger, huckster, hawk, vend, tar, auction pitch, pitch shot, delivery, pitcher, hurler, twirler, pass, shifting, pitching, lunge, rake, rock, careen, sway, tilter, bank, camber, bevel, chamfer, ramp, side, inclination, inclination of an orbit, angle of inclination, dip, angle of dip, magnetic dip, magnetic inclination, list, leaning, gradient, sales talk, sales pitch, vending, peddling, hawking, vendition, seller, marketer, vender, vendor, trafficker, peddler, pedlar, packman, hawker, pitchman, cheap-jack, trader, bargainer, dealer, pusher, drug peddler, drug dealer, drug trafficker


Language Translations:
Afrikaans: pik   Albanian: pisë  
Croatian: smola   Finnish: piki  
French: poix   German: Pech  
Hungarian: szurok   Italian: pece  
Latin: pix   Polish: smoła  
Romanian: smoală   Spanish: pez  
Swedish: beck  
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