pitch

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noun
1 (BrE) sports field ⇨ See also ↑field
ADJECTIVE
all-weather, grass, synthetic
waterlogged
cricket, football, hockey, 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.

PREPOSITION
off the pitch

The players have just come off the pitch.

Negotiations about his transfer are continuing off the pitch.

on a/the pitch

He was the best player on the pitch today.

2 strength of feeling
ADJECTIVE
fever, high (esp. BrE)

Excitement rose to fever pitch the day before the game.

Excitement rose to a fever pitch the day before the game. (AmE)

VERB + PITCH
reach, rise to
PREPOSITION
pitch of

to reach a high pitch of excitement

3 of a musical note
ADJECTIVE
high, low
correct

The instrument is not tuned to the correct pitch.

VERB + PITCH
fall in, rise in

Her voice fell in pitch as she grew older.

change
PHRASES
have perfect pitch (= be able to recognize or produce any given note)
4 talk/proposal
ADJECTIVE
sales
good, strong
VERB + PITCH
deliver, do (informal), give, make

a strong pitch delivered by advertising executives

Marcelo will be making his pitch to a small number of potential clients.

PITCH + NOUN
meeting
PREPOSITION
pitch for

The executives listened open-mouthed as she seamlessly delivered a pitch for their business.

pitch to

Farley was about to make a pitch to a big client.

His pitch to the business community was based on common sense.

5 in baseball
ADJECTIVE
wild
VERB + PITCH
deliver, hit, make, throw
miss
call
Pitch is used before these nouns: ↑black, ↑dark, ↑darkness
Pitch is used after these nouns: ↑cricket, ↑football, ↑hockey, ↑rugby, ↑sale, ↑soccer, ↑training
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verb
1 throw sb/move suddenly
ADVERB
violently

The explosion pitched her violently into the air.

The boat pitched violently in a heavy swell.

forward, headlong
PREPOSITION
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 set sth at a particular level
ADVERB
deliberately

Estimates have been deliberately pitched on the conservative side.

PREPOSITION
at

The test is pitched at a high standard.

PHRASES
pitch sth high, pitch sth low

The price has been pitched very high.

Her voice was pitched low.

3 in baseball
ADVERB
effectively, well

Perez has pitched effectively this spring.

poorly
PREPOSITION
for

My dream was to pitch for the Yankees.

Pitch is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑boat
Pitch is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ball, ↑baseball, ↑camp, ↑fit, ↑game, ↑tent

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