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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpitpit1 /pΙͺt/ ●●○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 hole a) HOLEa hole in the ground, especially one made by digging πŸ”Š The female digs a pit in which to lay the eggs. πŸ”Š a five-foot deep pit β†’ sandpit b) HOLEa large hole in the ground from which stones or minerals are obtained by digginggravel/sand/chalk pit2 mineTI especially British English a coal mine πŸ”Š Dad first went down the pit (=worked in a coal mine) when he was 15 years old. πŸ”Š a national strike against pit closures3 mark a small hollow mark in the surface of something, especially on your skin as the result of a disease πŸ”Š the deep pits left by smallpox4 untidy place [usually singular] informalUNTIDY a house or room that is dirty, untidy, or in bad condition5 β†’ be the pits6 β†’ in/at the pit of your stomach7 β†’ the pits8 in a theatre an orchestra pit9 in a garageTTC a hole in the floor of a garage that lets you get under a car to repair it πŸ”Š an inspection pit10 β†’ a/the pit of something11 in fruit especially American EnglishHBPDF the single large hard seed in some fruits syn stone British English πŸ”Š a peach pit12 body part informalHBH an armpit13 business American EnglishBFS the area of a stock exchange where people buy and sell shares syn floor British English
Examples from the Corpus
pitβ€’ We dug a pit a yard deep in the soil.β€’ Every military camp has a pit, where prisoners are held.β€’ There are tiny scratches and pits on the windshield.β€’ But somebody ought to tell the filmmakers, who are churning out movies as if demand were a bottomless pit.β€’ The dis-used brick pit has been a tip for 10 years and will continue as one for 30 more.β€’ It was another plastic bag of clothes from the clunch pit murder.β€’ a gravel pitβ€’ S., methods by which operas hire pit orchestras vary.β€’ The opera needs the players for its pit orchestra.β€’ They found a large pit where all the dead bodies had been thrown.β€’ Many of the victims were buried in large pits.β€’ Eric's house is a total pit.gravel/sand/chalk pitβ€’ Around Chichester there is an area of gravel and gravel pits of considerable economic importance.β€’ Not simply on Tring Reservoirs or the home counties gravel pits do men now sit for a ten pounder anymore.β€’ Many schools are fortunate to have an outside sand pit as well.β€’ Some men pinched all the wages at the gravel pit.β€’ Hand carts and horsedrawn carts wait to carry away building supplies brought from the gravel pits of Middlesex.β€’ The money he had stolen from the gravel pits reposed under his bunk in the houseboat.β€’ Now suppose we ask Professor Summerlee, after a particular landing in the sand pit, what he has just experienced.β€’ The chalk pit itself is potentially a valuable habitat and adds yet one more facet to this lovely stretch of land.pit closuresβ€’ Occupancy at Pontins dropped 13% and bookings dipped after pit closures were announced.β€’ The dockside coal depot will be the focal point of a demonstration against imports and pit closures tomorrow.β€’ K Thousands of coal miners marched through central London to protest at the Government's bungled pit closures.β€’ Further contraction, pit closures, and industrial erosion would certainly follow.β€’ He promised a moratorium on pit closures if Labour won.β€’ These ravenous companies claim to provide jobs to communities starved of employment following the pit closures.β€’ But he pulled out because of the expected Government statement on the pit closures programme this afternoon.inspection pitβ€’ Below: The interior of the depot, with its five inspection pits and single-span roof.β€’ The remains of the old Motherwell car are lying in the inspection pit underneath! 3.β€’ The inspection pit and work bench.