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match

noun  us   /mætʃ/

match noun (COMPETITION)

[C] a sports competition or event in which two people or teams compete against each other: a tennis/wrestling match fig. They got into a shouting/shoving match (= they were arguing or fighting).

match noun (STICK)

[C] a short, thin stick of wood or cardboard, covered at one end with a material that will burn when rubbed against a rough surface

match

verb [I/T]  us   /mætʃ/

match verb [I/T] (BE SUITABLE)

to be similar to or the same as something, or to combine well with someone or something else: [I] The shirt and pants match perfectly. [T] Her fingerprints matched the prints that were taken from the crime scene.

match verb [I/T] (BE EQUAL)

to be equal to another person or thing in some quality: [T] It would be difficult to match the service this airline gives its customers.
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