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pitch / campo
 
pitch   1   [pɪtʃ]
A. -noun
1. (especially British, Great Britain)   (football, Cricket, Hockey)
(=area of play)   campo (m),   cancha (f) Latin America
2. (Baseball)
(=throw)   lanzamiento (m),   tiro (m)
3. [of note, voice, instrument]   tono (m)
queer  
4. (especially British, Great Britain)
a. [of market trader]   puesto (m)
b. [of homeless person]   sitio (m)
5. (=height, degree)   extremo (m),   punto (m)
·matters reached such a pitch that ...
·las cosas llegaron a tal extremo or a tal punto que ...
·excitement is at a high pitch
·la emociónoun está al rojo vivo
fever  
6. *
(=sales talk)   rollo (m) / rollo masculine (f)
a. she stood up and [made] her pitch =   se levantó y soltó su rollo
·he made a pitch [for] the women'noun vote
·procuró hacerse con or acaparar los votos de las mujeres
sale  
7. (=slope)   (generally)   grado (m) de inclinaciónoun
a. [of roof]   pendiente (f)
8. (nautical)   cabezada (f)
B. -transitive verb
1. (=throw)
[+ball]   lanzar
[+person]   arrojar
a. he was pitched [off] his horse =   salió disparado del caballo
b. the impact pitched her [over] the handlebars =   el impacto la arrojó por encima del manillar
2. (music)
[+note]   dar
[+instrument]   graduar el tono de
3. (=present)
·it must be pitched at the right level for the audience
·el tono ha de ajustarse al público
·today he pitched the plan to business leaders
·hoy presentó el plan ante los dirigentes de negocios
a. to pitch one'noun aspirations too [high] =   picar demasiado or muy alto
·you're pitching it a bit [high]! or [strong]!
·¡estánoun recargando las tintas!
4. (=set up)
[+tent]   armar,   montar
a. to pitch [camp] =   acampar,   montar el campamento
C. -intransitive verb
1. (=fall)
[person]   caer,   caerse
·he pitched head-first over the wall
·se cayó or cayó de cabeza por el muro
·the ball pitched in front of him
·la pelota cayó delante de él or vino a parar a sus pies
·the aircraft pitched into the sea
·el aviónoun se precipitó en el mar
a. to pitch [forward]
·the passengers pitched forward as the coach stopped
·los pasajeros salieron despedidos hacia adelante cuando se paró el autocar
·he went down on his knees, then pitched forward
·se cayó or cayó de rodillas y luego de bruces
2. (nautical, aeronautics)   cabecear
a. the ship was pitching and [rolling] or [tossing] =   el barco cabeceaba de un lado para otro
3. (Baseball)   lanzar
a. to be in there pitching
(especially United States)   *   seguir en la brecha *,   seguir al pie del cañónoun *
D. -compound
·pitch pipe   -noun   (music)   diapasónoun (m)
·pitch shot   -noun   (Golf)   pitch (m)
 
pitch / brea
 
pitch   2   [pɪtʃ]
A. -noun
(=tar)   brea (f),   pez (f)
·it was pitch black outside
·afuera estaba oscuro como boca de lobo
·his face was pitch black with coal dust
·tenía la cara toda tiznada de polvo de carbónoun
B. -compound
·pitch pine   -noun
(=wood)   pino (m) de tea
 
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