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match up

phrasal verb with match uk   us   /mætʃ/ verb

(BE THE SAME)

If two pieces of information match up, they are the same: Their accounts of what happened that evening don't match up.

(BE SIMILAR)

If two things match up, they are similar and are designed to connect or to work together: If the teeth on the cogs don't match up correctly (= if they are not in the correct place), the mechanism will jam.

(BE EQUALLY GOOD)

to be as good as another thing, person, or experience: There was so much hype beforehand that it would have been difficult for the film to match up to/with our expectations of it.
Translations of “match up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 一致, 一致,相同…
in Russian совпадать…
in Turkish birbirini tutmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 一致, 相一致…
in Polish pokrywać się…
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