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Definition of pit verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pit
    he / she / it pits
    past simple pitted
    -ing form pitting
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    make holes
  1. 1pit something to make marks or holes on the surface of something The surface of the moon is pitted with craters. Smallpox scars had pitted his face.
  2. fruit
  3. 2pit something to remove the hard seed from the inside of a fruit pitted olives
  4. Phrasal Verbspit somebody/something against something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pit