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pitch verb

1 fall over/throw sb

ADV. violently The explosion pitched her violently into the air. | forward, headlong

PREP. from There was a loud bang and he was pitched from his seat. | into If they hit any unseen obstacle they would be pitched headlong into the snow. | out of

2 of a ship/aircraft

ADV. violently The boat pitched violently in a heavy swell.

3 set sth at a particular level

ADV. deliberately Estimates have been deliberately pitched on the conservative side.

PREP. at The test is pitched at a high GCSE standard.

PHRASES pitch sth high/low The price has been pitched quite high. Her voice was pitched low.