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Definitions of pit:
  • noun:   a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    Example: "A British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
  • noun:   a trap in the form of a concealed hole
  • noun:   a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    Example: "They dug a pit to bury the body"
  • noun:   a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  • noun:   a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
  • noun:   lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
  • noun:   the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
  • verb:   set into opposition or rivalry
    Example: "Pit a chess player against the Russian champion"
  • verb:   remove the pits from
    Example: "Pit plums and cherries"
  • verb:   mark with a scar

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