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match up

verb uk phrasal verb with match   /mætʃ/ us  

(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.Being or appearing similar or the same

(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 properly (= if they are not in the correct place), the mechanism will jam.Matching and co-ordinatingBeing or appearing similar or the same

(BE EQUALLY GOOD)

UK 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.Balance and imbalance
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