Synonyms of pit in English

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See definition of pit

noun

1‘a rectangular pit dug in the ground’

SYNONYMS

hole, ditch, trench, trough, hollow, shaft, mineshaft, excavation, cavity, pothole, rut

abyss, chasm, gulf, crater

2‘controversy over plans for pit closures’

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coal mine, colliery, quarry, workings, diggings

3‘the ugly pits stood out on her skin’

SYNONYMS

pockmark, pock, mark, hollow, indentation, depression, dent, dint, concavity, dimple


verb

1‘his skin had been pitted by acne’

SYNONYMS

mark, pockmark, scar, blemish, disfigure

2‘rain poured down, pitting the bare earth’

SYNONYMS

make holes in, make hollows in, hole, dent, indent, depress, dint, pothole


Synonyms of pit in English

: pit1pit2

pit2


See definition of pit

noun

1‘cherry pits’

SYNONYMS

stone, pip, seed


Phrases

    the pits

      ‘this place really is the pits’

      SYNONYMS

      the worst, the lowest of the low

      rock-bottom, extremely bad, awful, terrible, dreadful, wretched, unspeakable, deplorable

      appalling, lousy, abysmal, dire

      British

      chronic, grotty, pants, a load of pants

    pit someone/something against

      ‘a chance to pit your wits against the world champions’

      SYNONYMS

      set against, match against, put in opposition to, put in competition with, measure against

      compete against, compete with, contend with, vie with, grapple with, wrestle with

      informal

      pitch against

      pit