Synonyms of pit in English

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pit1


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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’

SYNONYMS
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 US English definition of pit

See UK English definition of pit

See Spanish definition of hoyo

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
    informal appalling, lousy, abysmal, dire
    British informal chronic, grotty, pants, a load of pants
    pit someone or 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