dig a pit

make a deep hole in the ground

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dig a pit for — (figurative) To set a trap for • • • Main Entry: ↑dig …   Useful english dictionary

  • pit — 01. Victims of the massacre were found buried in a shallow [pit] in the forest. 02. We dug a large [pit], and built a fire in it to roast the pig. 03. One of the actors in the play fell backwards into the orchestra [pit], and broke his arm. 04. A …   Grammatical examples in English

  • pit — 1 noun 1 HOLE (C) a) a hole in the ground, especially one made by digging: Dig a pit and bury the rubbish in it. | a sand pit | a barbecue pit b) a large hole in the ground from which stones or minerals have been dug: a gravel pit 2 MARK (C) a) a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pit — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a usu. large deep hole in the ground. b a hole made in digging for industrial purposes, esp. for coal (chalk pit; gravel pit). c a covered hole as a trap for esp. wild animals. 2 a an indentation left after smallpox, acne, etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dig — vb Dig, delve, spade, grub, excavate mean to use a spade or similar utensil in breaking up the ground to a point below the surface and in turning or removing the earth or bringing to the surface of something below it. Dig, the commonest word,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dig — [n] insult crack, cut, cutting remark, gibe, innuendo, jeer, quip, slur, sneer, taunt, wisecrack; concept 54 Ant. compliment, flattery, praise dig [v1] delve into; hollow out bore, break up, bulldoze, burrow, cat, channel, clean, concave, deepen …   New thesaurus

  • pit — pit1 [ pıt ] noun count ** ▸ 1 hole in ground ▸ 2 place for people/animals ▸ 3 seed in fruit ▸ 4 armpit ▸ 5 hollow mark on surface ▸ 6 extremely messy place ▸ 7 bad state ▸ 8 at the race track ▸ 9 something bad ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a very large hole… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dig — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 (esp. BrE) small push ADJECTIVE ▪ sharp VERB + DIG ▪ give ▪ She gave him a sharp dig in the ribs. ▪ feel …   Collocations dictionary

  • pit — I UK [pɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms pit : singular pit plural pits ** 1) a hole that you dig in the ground to put something in it a barbecue pit a) a mine under the ground, especially a coal mine My father worked down the pit. b) a very… …   English dictionary

  • pit — noun 1 hole ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, shallow ▪ bottomless ▪ black, dark ▪ chalk (esp. BrE), gravel …   Collocations dictionary

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