pit against

phrasal verb

pitted against; pitting against; pits against
: to cause (someone or something) to fight or compete against (another person or thing)
Tonight's game will pit Smith against Johnson for the championship.
The game requires you to pit your wits against the computer.

Examples of pit against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His career, his real identity and his mission are pitted against his heart, hurling them both into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 24 June 2024 This is because ethnic and sectarian groups and their particular grievances, which had been assuaged under common imperial umbrellas, were suddenly on their own and pitted against one another. Robert D. Kaplan, Foreign Affairs, 4 Oct. 2022 So historically, [women climbers have] been pitted against each other for competition and to surpass each other. Faith Cummings, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 July 2024 His career, his real identity and his mission are pitted against his heart; hurling them both into a deadly game of international intrigue and espionage. Nellie Andreeva, Deadline, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for pit against 

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“Pit against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pit%20against. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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