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Pit

[n] a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
[n] lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
[n] a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate; "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"
[n] a trap in the form of a concealed hole
[n] a sizeable hole (usually in the ground); "they dug a pit to bury the body"
[n] the hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed; "you should remove the stones from prunes before cooking"
[n] a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
[v] remove the pits from, as of certain fruit such as peaches
[v] set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
[v] mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"


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