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Work with your agent to set up refreshment pit stops where your home or grounds can be seen from flattering angles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Chinese are pitted against two other packs of international investors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is a bottomless pit. The Sun (2017)The king of the pit lane wants to be king of the fast lane. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One can hear orchestral detail that usually gets smothered in a theatre pit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They are like pit stops for me. The Sun (2016)That would pit the two brothers as rival pundits. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We must not pit one against the other. Christianity Today (2000)The tablets remained on the floor of the pit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The pit bull then attacked his dog as he fended it off with his walking stick. The Sun (2007)This is not a bottomless pit of free cash. The Sun (2015)Button was cheered as he walked down the pit lane at the end of qualifying. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Take a pit stop at the surrounding caves. The Sun (2014)Its climax was two pit bulls fighting. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Chalk excavation in the bedrock below the clay pit is thought to be the most likely cause of the collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You go down that pit shaft, a mile underground. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Just as his stories do not pit good against evil, neither do they have heroes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Active Scottish coal pits declined from fifteen to just two. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)The first half was tight, as you would expect in a match pitting second against third. The Sun (2013)But in many more former pit towns, the funeral was simply ignored by locals. The Sun (2013)The escalation in the conflict has pitted the world's superpowers against each other. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This bleak yet colourful sci-fi caper pits man against angry aliens that stride around a battered landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I don't want it to become a money pit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the Le Mans circuit the grandstand and pit areas were demolished and rebuilt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The supper tables were pushed aside, now only taking up half the floor space, while a theatre pit was built over the remainder. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain (2006)There are no working pits in their area but they have a huge workload representing upwards of 30,000 members, retired members and their families. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It takes six weeks to prepare this temporary race track and the pit garages, with tree branches passing through them, remind you how small this circuit is. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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British English: pit VERB
If two opposing things or people are pitted against one another, they are in conflict.
You will be pitted against people who are every bit as good as you are.
British English: pit NOUN
A gravel pit or clay pit is a very large hole which is dug from the ground.
This area of former farmland was originally worked as a gravel pit.
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