English verb: play off
|1.||play off (competition) set into opposition or rivalry|
|Samples||Let them match their best athletes against ours.|
Pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
He plays his two children off against each other.
|Synonyms||match, oppose, pit|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody.|
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||confront, face|