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  1. a pairing or combining; linkage: a match-up of federal funds with state aid.
  2. a direct contest or confrontation, as between two athletes or political candidates.
  3. an investigation of similarities and differences; comparison: a match-up of property taxes in two counties.

Origin of match-up

First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of verb phrase match up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. US and Canadian a sports match
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