Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb beccheggiare, which means to pitchThis verb does not mean to pitch — like in baseball — but the way a boat might pitch — the rising and falling abruptly — in stormy waters!

See the verb used below in its context:

Il mare mosso dell’altra notte ha causato molti danni: le barche nel porto beccheggiavano e hanno sbattuto contro il molo distruggendo una parte del ponte di legno.

The rough seas from the other night caused a lot of damage: the boats in the port were pitching and then slammed against the pier, destroying a part of the wooden bridge.