pit

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  • However this pit has now closed down along with the others in the area.
  • The men did real men's heavy work going down the pit.
  • When multiple parties want the same thing, pit them against one another.
  • In some cases pits are provided in two different parts of the course.
  • Some pits that play a special role in the game have specific names.
  • A typical contest would pit two, four or six people against each other.
  • The pits were small and numerous and many worked for a short time.
  • I went down into the pit with the prison medical officer.
  • Its format pits the all-stars from each division against each other.
  • In playing each campaign, the player will be pitted primarily against the other two houses.
  • If the player has no cars in pit row, he must pass.
  • The show pitted teams from two different primary schools against each other during the course of a week.
  • He did not return to the pit lane for almost a year.
  • It was not long before the safety car entered the pits and the race began.
  • Hill moved up to second place as others retired or pitted for fuel.
  • Hill was running fourth after his only pit stop when he retired with an electrical failure.
  • Then what is the sense of pitting them against each other? Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans/Corinthians, by Alexander Maclaren
  • The championship game pitted the division champions against each other after the regular season was completed.
  • Waste from the top level dropped behind a false wall into a pit.
  • He finished fifth but believed second place could have been possible had he pitted during the safety car period.
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Meaning of pit

  • noun A sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • noun An enclosure in which animals are made to fight
  • noun (commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
  • noun (auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
  • noun A trap in the form of a concealed hole
  • noun A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
  • verb Set into opposition or rivalry
    let them match their best athletes against ours, pit a chess player against the Russian champion, He plays his two children off against each other
  • verb Remove the pits from
    pit plums and cherries