[ mach-uhp ]
/ ˈmætʃˌʌp /
a pairing or combining; linkage: a match-up of federal funds with state aid.
a direct contest or confrontation, as between two athletes or political candidates.
an investigation of similarities and differences; comparison: a match-up of property taxes in two counties.
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Origin of match-up
First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase match up
Words nearby match-up
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Example sentences from the Web for match-up
But the most recent former president, George W. Bush, lost a match-up with the current president by 40 percent to 31 percent.Bill Clinton vs. Obama? Democrats Need to Go Centrist for 2012|Doug Schoen|December 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST