pit

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: en or /ˈpɪt/
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Noun[change]

Singular
pit

Plural
pits

an avocado cut open and showing the pit
  1. (countable) A pit is a big hole in the ground.
    Don't fall in the pit!
  2. (countable) A pit is a large seed such as that in a peach.
    The peach pit is hard. Don't bite it.


Verb[change]

Plain form
pit

Third-person singular
pits

Past tense
pitted

Past participle
pitted

Present participle
pitting

  1. (transitive) If something is pitted, it is marked with little hollows.
    The metal is pitted due to the exposure to acid rain.
  2. (transitive) If you pit something, you remove the seed from a fruit.
    Please pit the cherries before giving it to the children.