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English verb: play off

1. play off (competition) set into opposition or rivalry


SamplesLet them match their best athletes against ours.
Pit a chess player against the Russian champion.
He plays his two children off against each other.


Synonymsmatch, oppose, pit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)confront, face









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