Definition of pitch into in English:

pitch into

phrasal verb

  • 1informal Vigorously tackle or begin to deal with.

    ‘I pitched into the chores with a light heart’
    • ‘So I pitched into the morning house clean routine, left all neat, tidy and sparkling clean, and took myself and the little silver Ford off to Boston.’
    • ‘In spite of all my resolutions not to do so I pitched into a final code fix for my new web pages today.’
    • ‘He prepares to roll up his sleeves and pitch into the parochial difficulties that await him.’
    1. 1.1Forcefully assault.
      ‘he pitched into the youths with such fury that they ran off’
      • ‘The governor was up for re-election and the opposition papers were pitching into him.’
      • ‘I despise him so I can't help pitching into him.’
      • ‘He pitched into her recklessly, upbraiding her now for her shiftlessness.’
      attack, turn on, lash out at, set upon, assault, fly at, lunge at, let fly at, tear into, weigh into, belabour
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