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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypit against
he/she/itpits against
present participlepitting against
past tensepitted against
past participlepitted against
  1. 1
    pit someone/something against someone/something to make someone compete or fight against someone or something else
    Coach Fox finds his team pitted against a team coached by his longtime friend and mentor.
  2. 2
    if you pit your skills, knowledge, or ability against someone, you use all your skill in order to deal successfully or compete with them
    Small businesses are having to pit their wits against the giant companies.
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