pitch against - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] [often passive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theypitch against
he/she/itpitches against
present participlepitching against
past tensepitched against
past participlepitched against
  1. pitch someone against someone to make someone fight or compete against someone else

    He was pitched against Kennedy in the battle for the party leadership.

See also main entry: pitch