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Dictionary definition for: Pitch

1. (v) throw or toss with a light motion; "flip me the beachball" "toss me newspaper"

2. (n) the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

3. (n) (baseball) the throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

4. (v) move abruptly; "The ship suddenly lurched to the left"

5. (v) fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"

6. (n) 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"

7. (v) set to a certain pitch; "He pitched his voice very low"

8. (n) promotion by means of an argument and demonstration

9. (n) degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; "the roof had a steep pitch"

10. (v) sell or offer for sale from place to place

11. (n) any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue

12. (v) be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down"

13. (n) a high approach shot in golf

14. (v) heel over; "The tower is tilting" "The ceiling is slanting"

15. (v) erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"

16. (n) an all-fours game in which the first card led is a trump

17. (v) throw or hurl from the mound to the batter, as in baseball; "The pitcher delivered the ball"

18. (n) abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance) "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"

19. (n) the action or manner of throwing something; "his pitch fell short and his hat landed on the floor"

20. (v) hit (a golf ball) in a high arc with a backspin

21. (v) lead (a card) and establish the trump suit

22. (v) set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"

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