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pit (n):
a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
pit (n):
lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
pit (n):
a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
Samples
a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
Related Word: quarry
pit (n):
a trap in the form of a concealed hole
pit (n):
(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled
pit (n):
(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on
pit (n):
an enclosure in which animals are made to fight
pit (n):
(Christianity) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
Samples
Hurl'd headlong...To bottomless perdition, there to dwell.
a demon from the depths of the pit.
Hell is paved with good intentions

Related Words: hellinferno
pit (n):
a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
Samples
they dug a pit to bury the body
pit (n):
the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed
Samples
you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
Related Words: stone
pit (n):
a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
pit (v):
remove the pits from
Samples
pit plums and cherries
Related Words: stone
pit (v):
set into opposition or rivalry
Samples
let them match their best athletes against ours.
pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
He plays his two children off against each other

Related Words: matchopposeplay off
pit (v):
mark with a scar
Samples
The skin disease scarred his face permanently
Related Words: markpockscar
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If you can't lick them, join them

bükemediğin bileği öp.
If you cannot defeat an opponent or get him to change his ideas, plans or way of doing things, the best thing is to change your ideas, plans...


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