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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 (present participle pitting, past tense and past participle pitted)
to make someone or something compete against someone or something else: Teams of athletes were pitted against each other.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of pit sb/sth against sb/sth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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