1.1(level, degree)punto masculineextremo masculinegrado masculineto reach such a pitch that … — llegar hasta tal punto / tal extremo que …
- tension had risen to an unbearable pitch — la tensión había aumentado hasta hacerse insoportable
(in baseball)lanzamiento masculine
(in golf)pitch masculine
(playing area)campo masculinecancha feminine Latin America
4.1British (position, site)lugar masculinesitio masculinemasculine puesto
4.2sales pitchhe had a very effective sales pitch — tenía buena labia para vender
- an insurance agent's pitch — el discursito de un vendedor de seguros
5.2(angle)pendiente femininegrado de inclinación masculine
1(set up)(tent) armar(tent) montar(camp) montar(camp) hacer
- Many of the early comers had their own small tents and pitched them up on Calvary Hill.
- With temperatures plummeting, the council ordered winter camps to be pitched.
- An acceptable site was eventually arrived at and we pitched camp.
- Nine of us will be pitching camp in a field with thousands of other people.
- Saturday night saw the Raise The Roof benefit pitch its tent at the Rosemount Hotel.
- We had pitched camp at dusk.
- The weather was still cold, so they had to pitch tents right away.
- Perhaps they'll end up pitching their tents somewhere on Romney Marsh.
- Why not just take a light tarp for a ground sheet and pitch it as a roof if it does rain?
- A group of French rescuers arrive and pitch their tents under a huge Tricolor.
- The lightweight goat hair tents of the nomadic Bedouin, for instance, can be pitched under a tree for shade, or to catch prevailing breezes.
2.1(throw, toss)tirararrojarwe were pitched forward when the bus braked suddenly — el frenazo en seco que dio el autobús nos lanzó / nos arrojó hacia adelante
- she was pitched off her horse — fue arrojada del caballo
- He pitched the ball well up, turned it a touch, and conceded only 44 runs in his ten overs.
- When Morris was 20, he could pitch a ball at 85 miles an hour.
- He threw the ball back to her and she gave the batter a whole two seconds before pitching the same ball.
- He kept pitching the ball on middle stump.
- Just as Billy pitched the ball, I made eye contact with him.
- He was due to pitch the first ball of a crunch baseball match in New York between the Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- She pitched the ball and he swung and hit it, getting himself a single.
- Ryan has come back from a winter in Australia which also in my opinion did him a lot of good and taught him to pitch the ball a bit further up.
- He was able to pitch the ball just about anywhere he wanted and because of this and his pace he was the obvious weapon.
- The next ball was pitched up and driven for four.
2.2(in baseball, cricket)(ball) lanzar(ball) pichear
3.1(aim, set, address)she doesn't know at what level to pitch her talk — no sabe qué nivel darle a la charla
- why don't you pitch your aspirations a little higher? — ¿por qué no das más vuelo a tus aspiraciones?
- they pitched their opening offer at 3% — situaron su oferta inicial en un 3%
- to pitch it a bit strong / high — recargar las tintas
3.2Music(note) darher instrument was pitched lower — su instrumento tenía un tono más bajo
- She held out the ledger and spoke in a voice deliberately pitched too low to be overheard.
- He was a little too excited, his voice pitched a fraction too high.
- Helena pitched her voice to a deep whisper, making Katherine strain to hear her.
- And so when I began to pitch my voice in a loud tone, something had happened to me psychologically.
- His mastery of vocal manipulation allowed him to pitch his voice like a frail old man from Texas who was promoting his new self-help book.
- Was it just me or was he pitching his voice rather high?
- The music has been pitched at a level shown to be comfortable for bovine auditory systems.
- In fact, it's only when I ask for another coffee that he complains, his voice pitched somewhere between disgust and incomprehension.
- To speed up a Border Collie, pitch the voice high and quick.
- Only half an hour later, the six had found a table at one of the nearby bars, and now sat in a circle around it, voices pitched low, heads huddled in a horrible attempt to be discreet.
- She smiled at the faces around her, and pitched her voice to project to the back of the hall.
- I pitched my voice lower, but I was trailing far enough behind the group that they probably wouldn't hear me anyway.
- He pitched his voice higher, so Riona could hear him.
- Then he mocks me with his voice, by pitching it about ten times higher than usual.
- Was it his imagination, or was she pitching her voice lower than usual?
- She didn't need to pitch her voice lower, for the teeth-rattling music took care of the concept of being overheard.
- His voice was pitched low, so that only Doyle and I heard him.
- He called back, pitching his voice like a girl's.
- Some of her notes were almost a wail, others were pitched so high as to shake the chandelier.
- She pitched her voice here to sound slightly exasperated, slightly weary - not angry.
1.1(fall)caersehe pitched forward onto his face — se fue de bruces
- the boxes pitched forward on top of me — las cajas se me vinieron encima
- As she watched, his eyes rolled back in his head and he pitched forward into her arms.
- She pitched forward, knocking over a lamp that broke when it hit the hard wood floor.
- Barely were the words out of my mouth when I stubbed my toe on some obstacle, pitched forward, and butted my head into something that FELT very much like a door.
- Alex pitched forward as his leg gave way and I had to catch him.
- Suddenly, he swooned and pitched forward over the railing.
- He pitched forward and found himself sprawled face down across the low table.
- The sudden weight change threw her off balance and her head pitched forward, smacking into the metal.
- Nick tried to steady me as my body pitched forward.
- Halfway down he stumbled on a mound of dirt and pitched forward.
- Suddenly, she pitched forward, barely catching herself on the bars.
- She pitched forward, twisted and ended up on the infield grass, in tears.
- The jockey pitched on to the firm turf and rolled over several times before lying prone.
- I rocked wildly on my feet, and pitched forward a little, almost knocking someone over.
- Wearing a lap belt keeps you anchored to the car seat and your shoulder belt keeps your upper body from pitching forward and hitting the airbag as it deploys.
- Eliza pitched forward, her head swimming, her vision blurring.
- Mountain bikes feature a crosswise handlebar which helps prevent the rider from pitching over the front in case of sudden deceleration.
- As she pitched forward, about to fall, someone caught her by her upper arms.
- He pitched forward and started to roll down the reminder of the hill, landing right at Basil's feet.
- I pitched forward and toppled over the rail.
- He could still hear her screams when he pitched forward and everything went black.
- The big ex-con pitches forward and falls behind the counter.
- The boat was rocking and pitching wildly.
- He took position on her right side to support should the ship suddenly pitch or roll with the waves.
- Although the sea washed the heads clean as the ship pitched, the heads still needed a regular scrub-down with a broom.
- Then we hit some turbulence, and both aircraft pitched and rolled a little bit.
- We could feel the landing-gear struts compress as the ship hit some heavy swells and pitched wildly.
- Similarly, in adverse weather, the vessel may pitch and roll.
- The storm raged all day - the ship pitching and rolling heavily.
- Now she began to sway as the deck of the ship pitched beneath her feet, and she could hear the desperate cries of the crew.
- The aircraft was pitching with turbulence and I was lurching about, bracing myself against the walls.
- As a seasoned skipper, you know that a boat can pitch suddenly when it goes through a wake.
- Soon, the big dive boat was pitching and rolling.
- Her bow wave sends the little boat pitching like a bronco.
- The ship appeared to pitch and roll at an incredible rate as I fought to align the aircraft over the tiny flight deck.
- The boat pitched backward and then dangerously to one side, while the water gushed in from every direction.
- The boat pitched as it mounted a particularly high wave.
- The boat's pitching all over the place, the mast is a 70-foot-tall, wet, slippery stick.
- Jenni rolled her eyes and reached for her coffee as it slid across the table as the ferry pitched yet again.
- When we move into exposed water, we pitch and yaw in a two-and-a-half-metre swell.
- Swaying in the wind, they're concerned about the timing in getting on deck, with the ship pitching hard up and down.
- Suddenly the ship pitched and the water washed over the ship's high railing.
(in golf, cricket)(ball) caer(ball) dar
- Replays showed that the ball had pitched outside leg stump, but it was too late for recriminations.
- The ball pitched a few yards past the flag and, courtesy of a powerful amount of backspin, zipped back into the hole for an eagle two.
- The ball pitched 15 feet from the hole, bounced three times and dropped in.
- It is possible to plot where the ball pitched, and where the batsman's shot went, allowing all those graphs to be drawn.
- Dropping another ball, he hit five iron again and this time the ball pitched on the green and ran up and into the hole.
3US(campaign, fight)to pitch for sth — pelear por algo
- to be in there pitching — estar en la brecha / al pie del cañón
- The production of tar and pitch as well as potash and saltpeter is included in the category of proto-industry.
- Yet no mention was made of the fact that before 1990, Alcoa used a much more dangerous form of coal tar pitch than the paste form now used.
- The space between each pair of deck planks in a wooden ship was filled with a packing material called ‘oakum’ and then sealed with a mixture of pitch and tar.
- There was a small boat, an improvised currach-type constructed from hessian stretched over a wooden frame and doused with pitch to make it waterproof.
- All his exports for which we still have record were cloth; he imported herring and dried fish, ashes, iron, lumber, oil, pitch and tar.