One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Vigorously join in to help with a task or activity.
help out, help, assist, lend a hand, join in, participate, play a part, contribute, do one's bit, chip in, cooperate, collaborate, put one's shoulder to the wheelView synonyms
- ‘We now call upon our loyal readers to pitch in here and assist with the composing of this work.’
- ‘Zack helped Tom pack his gifts into a bag and everyone pitched in to clean up.’
- ‘Her husband, son and son's girlfriend pitched in and voluntarily did many of the housekeeping tasks she could no longer do.’
- ‘There was a very nice turn out of people to help with the Cunnigar Clean Up last Saturday which took place under warm but cloudy skies, and it was lovely to see men women and children pitching in together to keep this special area litter free.’
- ‘From the first time the kids came home, they started pitching in and helping around the house.’
- ‘Extension agents in the two counties even pitched in to help form the cooperative.’
- ‘The elders are expected to support themselves and, if needed, must also be able to pitch in with help, financial and physical.’
- ‘There, celebrities and regular volunteers are pitching in by hammering nails and building houses to help those along the Gulf Coast who have lost their homes.’
- ‘Although the task was somewhat arduous, everyone pitched in with good humor.’
- ‘With soldiers from around the country pitching in to feed the exercise participants, Glover's team has come together and accomplished the mission.’
- ‘Obviously you will be on call to the builder if he needs to ask any questions and can perform useful tasks from signing for orders to pitching in where necessary.’
- ‘I woke reasonably early and pitched in to the task of cleaning up the old computer, and getting backups and transfer files ready for the new one.’
- ‘The organization also pitched in by offering office space and technical assistance.’
- ‘We pitch in with our rapid response teams, assisting in aid and rebuilding of their islands.’
- 1.1 Join in a fight or dispute.
- ‘They trying to influence the debate but there are so many other bodies pitching in with their own comments.’
- ‘We should pitch in to the fight rather than whinge.’
- ‘Damien pitched in angrily.’
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