pitch against

pitch against
ˈpitch a ˌgainst [transitive] often passive [present tense I/you/we/they pitch against he/she/it pitches against present participle pitching against past tense pitched against past participle pitched against] informal phrasal verb
to make someone fight or compete against someone else

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

Thesaurus: to compete, or to try to winsynonym
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