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Synonyms for pit

coal mine

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pit something or someone against something or someone

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the pits: terrible

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Synonyms for pit

an area sunk below its surroundings

a place known for its great filth or corruption

to place in opposition or be in opposition to

a fertilized plant ovule capable of germinating

Synonyms for pit

the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed

an enclosure in which animals are made to fight

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(commodity exchange) the part of the floor of a commodity exchange where trading in a particular commodity is carried on

(auto racing) an area at the side of a racetrack where the race cars are serviced and refueled

a trap in the form of a concealed hole

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a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate

lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers

a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

set into opposition or rivalry

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remove the pits from

References in classic literature ?
Tarzan turned and kicked aside some of the brush which hid the pit.
Before him yawned the pit, how far he did not know, but to right and left lay the primeval jungle untouched by man.
Wait while I go to the duke's castle, which is close by, and I will bring some one to take thee out of this pit into which thy sins no doubt have brought thee.
A student who saw him remarked, "That's the way all bad governors should come out of their governments, as this sinner comes out of the depths of the pit, dead with hunger, pale, and I suppose without a farthing.
I was naturally startled, and lost no time in going out and across the Ottershaw bridge to the sand pits.
To my amazement I found the sides of the pit, that I had thought smooth, lined with shelves, upon which were the most delicious viands and liquid refreshments that Okar afforded.
That was the word the yellow guardsman had whispered in my ear as I stood upon the verge of the Pit of Plenty.
When all was ready, this man, still taking his last hurried charges from his comrades and the surgeon after the windlass had begun to lower him, disappeared into the pit.
I ha' fell into a pit that ha' been wi' th' Firedamp crueller than battle.
When the pit had been filled up a command was given.
This one, a young soldier, his face deadly pale, his shako pushed back, and his musket resting on the ground, still stood near the pit at the spot from which he had fired.
The loam was soft and easily removed, and it was not long until Tarzan had exposed that part of one of the stakes which was imbedded in the wall of the pit to almost its entire length, leaving only enough imbedded to prevent the stake from falling into the excavation.
I caught Pesca by the arm, and to his inexpressible astonishment, hurried him round with me to the back of the pit to intercept the Count before he could get to the door.
For fifteen days the noble Hor Vastus has languished in the darkness of the pits, but not in vain.
Few come to the pits of the dead--only those who bang the dead and they hasten away as fast as they can.