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I try to get away from the pits as quickly as I can. I speak to my engineer when I get out of the car, usually there's some press to do, then I will go off and have a shower and get my dry, clean overalls and clothing on. I'll have a massage, stretch and something to eat. I don't sleep, but I try to close my eyes for a while.
Allan McNish

Meaning of "pits" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PITS

Perhaps shortened from armpits.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PITS

pits  [pɪts] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PITS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pits is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PITS


blitz
blɪts
bracelets
ˈbreɪslɪts
credits
ˈkrɛdɪts
dates
deɪts
favourites
ˈfeɪvrɪts
Gates
ɡeɪts
heights
ˈhaɪts
highlights
ˈhaɪlaɪts
it´s
ɪts
its
ɪts
lights
laɪts
Massachusetts
ˌmæsəˈtʃuːsɪts
minutes
ˈmɪnɪts
nights
naɪts
rates
reɪts
rights
raɪts
spirits
ˈspɪrɪts
States
steɪts
tickets
ˈtɪkɪts
units
ˈjuːnɪts

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PITS

pitiless
pitilessly
pitilessness
Pitjantjara
Pitjantjatjara
pitman
pitmen
piton
Pitot tube
Pitot-static tube
pitsaw
Pitt
Pitt Street Farmer
Pitt-Rivers
Pitt-Rivers Museum
pitta
pitta bread
pittance
pitted
pitter

WORDS THAT END LIKE PITS

call it quits
eating habits
employee benefits
exploits
grits
health benefits
limits
merits
off limits
off-limits
quits
shits
splits
straits
the pits
thrilled to bits
to be off limits
to bits
waits
wits

Synonyms and antonyms of pits in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PITS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pits» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pits

Translation of «pits» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PITS

Find out the translation of pits to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pits from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pits» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pozos
570 millions of speakers

English

pits
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गड्ढ़े
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حفر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ямы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

poços
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গর্তে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fosses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lubang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gruben
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

피트
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pits
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hố
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குழிகளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खड्डे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çukurlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pozzi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

doły
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ями
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gropi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λάκκους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kuipe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gropar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

groper
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pits

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PITS»

The term «pits» is very widely used and occupies the 18.666 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PITS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pits

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10 QUOTES WITH «PITS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pits.
1
Phil Donahue
The system of volunteerism is divisive. It pits one charity against the others for the charity dollar.
2
Richard Dooling
Deep down I knew that if Hell existed, it was a real place full of ruthless, venal people, like the commodity pits at the Chicago Board of Trade, Disney World, or oral arguments before the United States Supreme Court.
3
Larry Elder
This battle for 'common-sense' gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, 'gun control' legislation. Good news - if you're a crook.
4
Misha Glenny
The Internet has fashioned a new and complicated environment for an age-old dilemma that pits the demands of security against the desire for freedom.
5
Lisi Harrison
I completely remember the horror I felt when my pits started getting hairy. I would walk with my arms pressed against my sides.
6
Mark Helprin
I was raised on the Hudson, in a house that had been the stable of the financier and Civil War general Brayton Ives. In midcentury, we had fire pits in the floor for heating, and rats everywhere, because they nested in the hay insulation.
7
Anita Hill
The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other.
8
Charles Brenton Huggins
One pits his wits against apparently inscrutable nature, wooing her with ardor but nature is blind justice who cannot recognize personal identity.
9
Leon Kass
In the case of abortion, one pits the life of the fetus against the interests of the pregnant woman.
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Allan McNish
I try to get away from the pits as quickly as I can. I speak to my engineer when I get out of the car, usually there's some press to do, then I will go off and have a shower and get my dry, clean overalls and clothing on. I'll have a massage, stretch and something to eat. I don't sleep, but I try to close my eyes for a while.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PITS»

Discover the use of pits in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pits and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London
This text is a detailed account of how cities, culture, and technology shape everyday life in the new global economy.
Caitlin Zaloom, 2006
2
Snake Pits, Talking Cures & Magic Bullets: A History of ...
Looks at how the mentally ill have been treated throughout history, focusing on advances made in the 19th and 20th centuries regarding mental hospitals, medications, and social acceptance.
Deborah Kent, 2003
3
Cherries and Cherry Pits
Bidemmi, a little girl who loves to draw, makes up all kinds of imaginative stories about the fascinating people she creates in her artwork
Vera B. Williams, 2009
4
Boys in the Pits: Child Labour in Coal Mines
Boys in the Pits shows the rapid maturity of the boys and their role in resisting exploitation.
Robert McIntosh, 2000
5
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
In this crisp collection of essays, Bombeck shows off the irresistible style that made her one of America’s favorite humorists for more than three decades.
Erma Bombeck, 2013
6
Above the Death Pits, Beneath the Flag: Youth Voyages to ...
Israeli youth voyages to Poland are one of the most popular and influential forms of transmission of Holocaust memory in Israeli society.
Jackie Feldman, 2008
7
God in the Pits: The Enron-Jihad Edition
Ritchie theorizes that America has a blind spot--spiritual engagement. Nineteen hijackers traveled spiritual roads that caused that fateful day. We avoid this discussion; it’s too personal. God in the Pits is Ritchie’s personal jihad.
Mark A. Ritchie, 2005
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Real Men Work in the Pits: A Life in NASCAR Racing
A memoir of the author's life working in a NASCAR pit crew, from his early days as a tire changer and jackman to his promotion to crew chief, working with such champion drivers as Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, and Dale Earnhardt.
Jeff Hammond, 2005
9
Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware
It is a land of wonders.
M.T. Anderson, 2009
10
Electronic Exchanges: The Global Transformation from Pits to ...
This book will help you chart the way forward to financial success. *Gorham is an exchange expert and Singh is an electronic trading expert, they combine their expertise to reveal the inner workings of the exchanges and where they will go ...
Michael Gorham, Nidhi Singh, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PITS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pits is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ailing Vets Sue, Say Toxic Burn Pits Cost Them Their Health
Burn pits were part of the American war effort as a means of keeping bases functional. Afire constantly, they burned plastics, metals, chemicals ... «Military.com, Jul 15»
2
Confederate flag battle in Panhandle pits North against South
TALLAHASSEE — Supporters and opponents of the Confederate flag will square off again on Tuesday, this time in a Florida Panhandle ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
3
VIDEO: Charity game pits Philly police vs. firefighters
The Philadelphia police and fire departments took their camaraderie, and a competitive edge, to the softball field on Saturday afternoon. Embed. «6abc.com, Jul 15»
4
Sappers use explosives to level illegal gold pits in central Vietnam
Sappers in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai have used a large volume of dynamite to demolish gold pits created by illegal gold ... «Tuoitrenews, Jul 15»
5
World Cup qualification: Draw pits England, Scotland together
SAINT PETERSBURG: England boss Roy Hodgson believe his side's pairing with Scotland for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers will provide ... «The Express Tribune, Jul 15»
6
Battle of solar pits rooftop against utility-scale systems
7-year-old Prince Michael Combs rides his bike in the North Lincoln Homes amid all the solar panels. (Cyrus McCrimmon, Denver Post file). «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
7
PITS Lake Hosts State Water Ski Championships
HARRISTOWN -- Some of the top water skiers from all over Illinois were in Macon county Saturday. The PITS Water Skiers hosted the Illinois ... «WAND, Jul 15»
8
Court ruling pits two incumbents in North Mississippi senate race
JACKSON, Miss. — The state Supreme Court has cleared the way for two incumbent state senators in northern Mississippi to compete against ... «Memphis Commercial Appeal, Jul 15»
9
VIDEO SPECIAL: National Geographic Pits Shark vs. Octopus
ABOVE VIDEO: Think you know the outcome when it's shark versus octopus in an aquarium tank? Think again. (National Geographic Video). «SpaceCoastDaily.com, Jul 15»
10
Listie Nationals from the pits
... pits at the Listie Nationals Truck and Tractor Pulls. By Christina Dunmyer. Video from the pits at the Listie Nationals Truck and Tractor Pulls. «Daily American Online, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pits [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pits>. Sep 2020 ».
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