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Nick vs. Pit — What's the Difference?

Nick vs. Pit — What's the Difference?

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Nick

Nick is a masculine given name. It is also often encountered as a short form (hypocorism) of the given names Nicholas, Nicola, Nicolas, Nikola, Nicolai or Nicodemus.
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Pit

A large hole in the ground.
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Nick

A small cut or notch
A small nick on his wrist
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Pit

A hollow or indentation in a surface.
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Nick

Prison
He'll end up in the nick for the rest of his life
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Pit

An area at the side of a track where racing cars are serviced and refuelled
He had a flat tyre when he came into the pits
The pit lane
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Nick

The junction between the floor and side walls in a squash court or real tennis court.
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Pit

An orchestra pit.
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Nick

Make a nick or nicks in
He had nicked himself while shaving
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Pit

A part of the floor of a stock exchange in which a particular stock or commodity is traded
The trading pit of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange
Pooled commodity funds liquidated positions in the corn and soybean pits
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Nick

Steal
She nicked fivers from the till
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Pit

An enclosure in which animals are made to fight
A bear pit
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Nick

Arrest (someone)
Stuart and Dan got nicked for burglary
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Pit

A person's bed.
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Nick

Go quickly or surreptitiously
They nicked across the road
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Pit

A person's armpit.
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Nick

A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface
Nicks in the table.
Razor nicks on his chin.
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Pit

The stone of a fruit.
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Nick

Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.
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Pit

Set someone or something in conflict or competition with
You'll get the chance to pit your wits against the world champions
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Nick

(Printing) A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
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Pit

Make a hollow or indentation in the surface of
Rain poured down, pitting the bare earth
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Nick

To cut a nick or notch in.
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Pit

Drive a racing car into the pits for fuel or maintenance
He pitted on lap 36 with sudden engine trouble
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Nick

To cut into and wound slightly
A sliver of glass nicked my hand.
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Pit

Remove the pit from (fruit).
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Nick

To cut short; check
Nicked an impulse to flee.
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Pit

A natural or artificial hole or cavity in the ground.
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Nick

(Slang) To cheat, especially by overcharging.
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Pit

An excavation for the removal of mineral deposits; a mine.
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Nick

To steal.
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Pit

The shaft of a mine.
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Nick

To arrest.
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Pit

A concealed hole in the ground used as a trap; a pitfall.
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Nick

A small cut in a surface.
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Pit

A small indentation in a surface
Pits in a windshield.
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Nick

A particular place or point considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
In the nick of time
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Pit

A natural hollow or depression in the body or an organ.
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Nick

A notch cut crosswise in the shank of a type, to assist a compositor in placing it properly in the stick, and in distribution.
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Pit

A small indented scar left in the skin by smallpox or other eruptive disease; a pockmark.
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Nick

Senses connoting something small.
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Pit

(Zoology) Either of a pair of depressions between the nostril and the eye of a pit viper that contain heat-sensing organs.
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Nick

(cricket) A small deflection of the ball off the edge of the bat, often going to the wicket-keeper for a catch.
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Pit

(Botany) A cavity in the wall of a plant cell where there is no secondary wall, as in fibers, tracheids, and vessel elements.
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Nick

(genetics) One of the single-stranded DNA segments produced during nick translation.
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Pit

(Informal) An armpit.
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Nick

The point where the wall of the court meets the floor.
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Pit

An enclosed, usually sunken area in which animals, such as dogs or gamecocks, are placed for fighting.
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Nick

Often in the expressions in bad nick and in good nick: condition, state.
The car I bought was cheap and in good nick.
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Pit

The section directly in front of and below the stage of a theater, in which the musicians sit.
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Nick

A police station or prison.
He was arrested and taken down to Sun Hill nick [police station] to be charged.
He’s just been released from Shadwell nick [prison] after doing ten years for attempted murder.
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Pit

Chiefly British The ground floor of a theater behind the stalls.
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Nick

(Internet) nickname
A user’s reserved nick on an IRC network
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Pit

The section of an exchange where trading in a specific commodity is carried on.
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Nick

(archaic) A nix or water]] spirit.
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Pit

The gambling area of a casino.
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Nick

(transitive) To make a nick or notch in; to cut or scratch in a minor way.
I nicked myself while I was shaving.
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Pit

A sunken area in a garage floor from which mechanics may work on cars.
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Nick

(transitive) To make ragged or uneven, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to deface, to mar.
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Pit

Often pits(Sports) An area beside an auto racecourse where cars may be refueled or serviced during a race
Pulled into the pits to have the tires rotated.
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Nick

To make a crosscut or cuts on the underside of (the tail of a horse, in order to make the animal carry it higher).
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Pit

Hell. Used with the.
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Nick

To fit into or suit, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
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Pit

A miserable or depressing place or situation.
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Nick

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
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Pit

Pits(Slang) The worst. Used with the
"New York politics are the pits" (Washington Star).
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Nick

To hit the ball with the edge of the bat and produce a fine deflection.
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Pit

(Football) The middle areas of the defensive and offensive lines.
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Nick

To throw or turn up (a number when playing dice); to hit upon.
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Pit

The single central kernel or stone of certain fruits, such as a peach or cherry.
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Nick

To make a cut at the side of the face.
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Pit

To mark with cavities, depressions, or scars
A surface pitted with craters.
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Nick

To steal.
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Pit

To set in direct opposition or competition
A war that pitted brother against brother.
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Nick

To arrest.
The police nicked him climbing over the fence of the house he’d broken into.
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Pit

To place, bury, or store in a pit.
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Nick

To give or call (someone) by a nickname; to style.
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Pit

To become marked with pits.
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Nick

An evil spirit of the waters.
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Pit

To retain an impression after being indented. Used of the skin.
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Nick

A notch cut into something
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Pit

To stop at a refueling area during an auto race.
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Nick

A broken or indented place in any edge or surface; as, nicks in a china plate; a nick in the table top.
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Pit

To extract the pit from (a fruit).
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Nick

A particular point or place considered as marked by a nick; the exact point or critical moment.
To cut it off in the very nick.
This nick of time is the critical occasion for the gaining of a point.
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Pit

A hole in the ground.
The meadow around the town is full of old pits.
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Nick

To make a nick or nicks in; to notch; to keep count of or upon by nicks; as, to nick a stick, tally, etc.
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Pit

(motor racing) An area at a racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race.
Two drivers have already gone into the pit this early in the race.
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Nick

To mar; to deface; to make ragged, as by cutting nicks or notches in; to create a nick{2} in, deliberately or accidentally; as, to nick the rim of a teacup.
And thence proceed to nicking sashes.
The itch of his affection should not thenHave nicked his captainship.
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Pit

(music) A section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.
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Nick

To suit or fit into, as by a correspondence of nicks; to tally with.
Words nicking and resembling one another are applicable to different significations.
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Pit

A mine.
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Nick

To hit at, or in, the nick; to touch rightly; to strike at the precise point or time.
The just season of doing things must be nicked, and all accidents improved.
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Pit

(archaeology) A hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
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Nick

To make a cross cut or cuts on the under side of (the tail of a horse, in order to make him carry it higher).
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Pit

(trading) A trading pit.
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Nick

To nickname; to style.
For Warbeck, as you nick him, came to me.
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Pit

The bottom part of something.
I felt pain in the pit of my stomach.
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Nick

An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
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Pit

(colloquial) Armpit.
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Nick

A small cut
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Pit

(aviation) A luggage hold.
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Nick

Cut slightly, with a razor;
The barber's knife nicked his cheek
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Pit

(countable) A small surface hole or depression, a fossa.
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Nick

Cut a nick into
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Pit

The indented mark left by a pustule, as in smallpox.
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Nick

Divide or reset the tail muscles of;
Nick horses
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Pit

The grave, underworld or Hell.
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Nick

Mate successfully; of livestock
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Pit

An enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
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Pit

Formerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.
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Pit

(gambling) Part of a casino which typically holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and other games.
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Pit

(slang) A mosh pit.
Because the museum was closed for renovation, the school decided to bring its fourth-graders to the pit at a Cannibal Corpse gig instead.
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Pit

(American football) The center of the line.
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Pit

(hospital slang) The emergency department.
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Pit

A bed.
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Pit

(informal) An undesirable location, especially an unclean one.
This house is a total pit. We've got to get out of here!
Get back to the pit, dish bitch!
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Pit

A seed inside a fruit; a stone or pip inside a fruit.
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Pit

A shell in a drupe containing a seed.
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Pit

(military) The core of an implosion nuclear weapon, consisting of the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it.
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Pit

(informal) A pit bull terrier.
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Pit

(transitive) To make pits in; to mark with little hollows.
Exposure to acid rain pitted the metal.
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Pit

(transitive) To put (an animal) into a pit for fighting.
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Pit

(transitive) To bring (something) into opposition with something else.
Are you ready to pit your wits against one of the world's greatest puzzles?
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Pit

To return to the pits during a race for refuelling, tyre changes, repairs etc.
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Pit

(transitive) To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
One must pit a peach to make it ready for a pie.
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Pit

A large cavity or hole in the ground, either natural or artificial; a cavity in the surface of a body; an indentation
Tumble me into some loathsome pit.
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Pit

Any abyss; especially, the grave, or hades.
Back to the infernal pit I drag thee chained.
He keepth back his soul from the pit.
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Pit

A covered deep hole for entrapping wild beasts; a pitfall; hence, a trap; a snare. Also used figuratively.
The anointed of the Lord was taken in their pits.
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Pit

A depression or hollow in the surface of the human body
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Pit

Formerly, that part of a theater, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theater.
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Pit

An inclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.
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Pit

The endocarp of a drupe, and its contained seed or seeds; a stone; as, a peach pit; a cherry pit, etc.
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Pit

To place or put into a pit or hole.
They lived like beasts, and were pitted like beasts, tumbled into the grave.
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Pit

To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
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Pit

To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another.
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Pit

A sizeable hole (usually in the ground);
They dug a pit to bury the body
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Pit

A concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
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Pit

The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed;
You should remove the stones from prunes before cooking
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Pit

A trap in the form of a concealed hole
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Pit

A surface excavation for extracting stone or slate;
A British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'
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Pit

Lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
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Pit

A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
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Pit

Set into opposition or rivalry;
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
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Pit

Mark with a scar;
The skin disease scarred his face permanently
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Pit

Remove the pits from;
Pit plums and cherries
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