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A contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport
“It is expected that the better team should win in any given match.”
Someone or something that resembles, or corresponds to, another
“I managed to find an exact match for the vase that I broke.”
(usually following a superlative) Someone or something that complements another well
“Their peppery taste is also a great match for mild-tasting dishes.”
A marriage
“This is truly a match made in heaven between two people who are genuinely in love!”
A person or thing that is equal to another in quality or strength
“At the peak of his prowess, nobody would be a match for his combination of skill and competitiveness.”
A person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage, especially as regards class or wealth
“Her parents considered him to be an unsuitable match for their beloved daughter.”
To make a (successful) match or pairing
“As a recruiter, it is my responsibility to match the right person to the right job.”
To succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
“The results didn't exactly match the outcome I had envisioned.”
To correspond or cause to correspond in some essential respect
“Your shoes match perfectly with your dress.”
To fit together, or make suitable for fitting together
“I'm struggling to find a clean pair of socks that match in my dresser.”
To agree, to be equal, to correspond to
“Statements from both witnesses match, which suggests that they are telling the truth.”
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