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pit sb/sth against sb/sth

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with pit   /pɪt/ (-tt-) us  
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.
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