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1. To throw, toss, or discard something casually into something else. Just pitch your gear into the back of my truck. He crumpled up the paper and pitched it into the waste bin. I never wanted to be pitched into the spotlight like this!
2. To verbally or physically attack or assault someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "pitch" and "into." She really pitched into me when she found out I had gotten a tattoo. The actor pitched into the cameraman who had been taking pictures of him and his wife.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
pitch something into somethingand pitch something in
to toss or throw something into something. Please pitch your aluminum cans into this container. She pitched in the can.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Attack, assault, either physically or verbally. For example, Aunt Sally pitched into Uncle Rob when he forgot to go to the bank. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. To throw or toss something or someone into something: She pitched the plastic cup into the garbage can.
2. To attack someone verbally or physically; assault someone: They pitched into the photographer for taking their picture without permission.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.