Definition of pit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//pɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪt//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pit
    BrE BrE//pɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪt//
     
    he / she / it pits
    BrE BrE//pɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪts//
     
    past simple pitted
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtɪd//
     
    past participle pitted
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form pitting
    BrE BrE//ˈpɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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. 2(British English also stone) pit something to remove the stone from the inside of a fruit pitted olives
  4. Word Origin, verb sense 1 Old English pytt, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch put and German Pfütze, based on Latin puteus ‘well, shaft’. noun sense 5 mid 19th cent.: apparently from Dutch; related to pith. Phrasal Verbspit somebody against something
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