Definition of pit against phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pit against

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

pit somebody/something against something

 
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to test someone or their strength, intelligence, etc. in a struggle or contest against someone or something else Lawyers and accountants felt that they were being pitted against each other. a chance to pit your wits against the world champions (= in a test of your intelligence)
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