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English definition of “match sb against sb”

match sb against sb

phrasal verb with match     /mætʃ/ verb
If one team or player is matched against another team or player , they are made to compete against each other: Germany has been matched against Holland in the semifinal .Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)
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