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English definition of “match up”

match up

(BE SIMILAR) phrasal verb with match     /mætʃ/ verb
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
(Definition of match up (BE SIMILAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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