pitch noun

1 sports field

ADJ. all-weather, grass, non-turf, synthetic | waterlogged | cricket, hockey, football, rugby

VERB + PITCH invade, run onto The pitch was invaded by angry fans.

PITCH + NOUN invasion Police could do nothing to stop the pitch invasion.

PREP. off the ~ The players have just come off the pitch. Negotiations about his transfer are continuing off the pitch. | on a/the ~ He was the best player on the pitch today.

2 strength of feeling

ADJ. fever, high Excitement rose to fever pitch the day before the procession.

VERB + PITCH reach, rise to

PREP. ~ of to reach a high pitch of excitement

3 of a musical note

ADJ. high, low | correct The instrument is not tuned to the correct pitch.

VERB + PITCH fall in, rise in Her voice fell slightly in pitch as she grew older.

PHRASES have absolute/perfect pitch (= to be able to recognize or produce any given note)

pitch verb

1 fall over/throw sb

ADV. violently The explosion pitched her violently into the air. | forward, headlong

PREP. from There was a loud bang and he was pitched from his seat. | into If they hit any unseen obstacle they would be pitched headlong into the snow. | out of

2 of a ship/aircraft

ADV. violently The boat pitched violently in a heavy swell.

3 set sth at a particular level

ADV. deliberately Estimates have been deliberately pitched on the conservative side.

PREP. at The test is pitched at a high GCSE standard.

PHRASES pitch sth high/low The price has been pitched quite high. Her voice was pitched low.

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