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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 ?
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.
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 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.
He had not minded it when the Tarmangani squatted upon the verge of the pit and looked down upon him, for had not this Tarmangani fed him?
And to be able to send a message across the pit of space, surely they had reached those heights to which man, in tears and travail and bloody sweat, in darkness and confusion of many counsels, was so slowly struggling.
He saw the pit grow in depth until a great hole yawned the width of the trail--a hole which was amply large enough to hold at one time all of the six excavators.
The worst of men generally have the words rogue and villain most in their mouths, as the lowest of all wretches are the aptest to cry out low in the pit.
The last notes of the introduction to the opera were being played, and the seats in the pit were all filled, when Pesca and I reached the theatre.
Every sound of insects in the air, every stirring of the leaves, every whisper among these men, made Sissy tremble, for she thought it was a cry at the bottom of the pit.
It was the arena and a wild thag or fierce tarag for me--unless the Mahars elected to take me to the pits.
He who is called Turan was found seeking entrance to the city and was enticed to the pits.