To pitch into
Pitch Pitch, v. t. [OE. picchen; akin to E. pick, pike.] 1. To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball. [1913 Webster]

2. To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp. [1913 Webster]

3. To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

4. To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune. [1913 Webster]

5. To set or fix, as a price or value. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Pitched battle}, a general battle; a battle in which the hostile forces have fixed positions; -- in distinction from a skirmish.

{To pitch into}, to attack; to assault; to abuse. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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