pit2 past tense and past participle pitted, present participle pitting
1 [transitive usually passive]
to put small marks or holes in the surface of something
be pitted with something
The whole street was pitted with potholes.
2 [transitive] especially American EnglishDFC
to take out the single hard seed inside some fruits [= stone]:
Peel and pit two avocados.
3 [intransitive] American English
to stop in a car race to get petrol or have your car repaired
pit somebody/something against somebody/somethingphrasal verb
We'll be pitting our team against the champions.
pit your wits against somebody (=compete against someone using your intelligence or knowledge)
Pit your wits against family or friends!
pit yourself against something/somebody
The men had to pit themselves against the forces of nature.
pit outphrasal verb
to sweat so much that your clothes become wet under your arms