pit (one's) wits against (someone or something)

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pit (one's) wits against (someone or something)

To engage in a contest of intelligence with someone or something. In the show, five teams of two will pit their wits against each other to see who knows more pop-culture trivia. The best chess player in the world is pitting his wits against a supercomputer developed by the US government.
See also: pit, wit