Meaning of PITCH in English

PITCH

I.

noun

1 ( BrE ) sports field ⇨ See also ↑ field

ADJECTIVE

▪ all-weather , grass , synthetic

▪ waterlogged

▪ cricket , football , hockey , rugby

VERB + PITCH

▪ invade , run onto

The ~ was invaded by angry fans.

PITCH + NOUN

▪ invasion

Police could do nothing to stop the ~ invasion.

PREPOSITION

▪ off the ~

The players have just come off the ~.

Negotiations about his transfer are continuing off the ~.

▪ on a/the ~

He was the best player on the ~ today.

2 strength of feeling

ADJECTIVE

▪ fever , high ( esp. BrE )

Excitement rose to fever ~ the day before the game.

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

VERB + PITCH

▪ reach , rise to

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

to reach a high ~ of excitement

3 of a musical note

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , low

▪ correct

The instrument is not tuned to the correct ~.

VERB + PITCH

▪ fall in , rise in

Her voice fell in ~ as she grew older.

▪ change

PHRASES

▪ have perfect ~ (= 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 ~ delivered by advertising executives

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

PITCH + NOUN

▪ meeting

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

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

▪ ~ to

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

His ~ 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

II.

verb

1 throw sb/move suddenly

ADVERB

▪ violently

The explosion ~ed her violently into the air.

The boat ~ed violently in a heavy swell.

▪ forward , headlong

PREPOSITION

▪ from

There was a loud bang and he was ~ed from his seat.

▪ into

If they hit any unseen obstacle they would be ~ed headlong into the snow.

▪ out of

2 set sth at a particular level

ADVERB

▪ deliberately

Estimates have been deliberately ~ed on the conservative side.

PREPOSITION

▪ at

The test is ~ed at a high standard.

PHRASES

▪ ~ sth high , ~ sth low

The price has been ~ed very high.

Her voice was ~ed low.

3 in baseball

ADVERB

▪ effectively , well

Perez has ~ed effectively this spring.

▪ poorly

PREPOSITION

▪ for

My dream was to ~ 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

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .