[ mach-uhp ]
/ ˈmætʃˌʌp /
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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
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How to use match-up in a sentence
In a bizarre matchup, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor came for the 20-year-old singer this past July in Ibiza.The Bloom-Bieber Brawl We Didn’t Know We Needed|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He was a good matchup,” Jones said of Brown, a defensive lineman for his high school football team.'Go Ahead and Shoot Me': The Veteran Who Defied Ferguson's Cops|Justin Glawe|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Further, at least one private poll shows Childers in a statistical tie with McDaniel in a November matchup.Travis Childers: The Deep South’s Great Liberal Hope|Ben Jacobs|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This entertaining matchup might resemble more of a track meet than a basketball game.March Madness: 5 Games to Watch|Ben Teitelbaum|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I do see a matchup of Syracuse and Florida coming out of there.ESPN’s Bracket Champion Shares His March Madness Secrets|Ben Teitelbaum|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for match-up
/ (ˈmætʃʌp) /
US and Canadian a sports match
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