pit against

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pit 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.

Word by Word Definitions

pit play
  1. : a hole, shaft, or cavity in the ground

  2. : mine

  3. : a scooped-out place used for burning something (such as charcoal)

  1. : to place, cast, bury, or store in a pit

  2. : to make pits in

  3. : to set (fighting birds, such as gamecocks) into or as if into a pit to fight

  1. : the stone of a drupaceous fruit

  1. : to remove the pit from (a fruit)

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when


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