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English definition of “pit sb/sth against sb/sth”

pit sb/sth against sb/sth

phrasal verb with pit     /pɪt/ verb [T] (-tt-)
to cause one person, group, or thing to fight against or be in competition with another: It was a bitter civil war, that pitted neighbour against neighbour. The climbers pitted themselves against the mountain.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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