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English definition of “match”

match

noun (COMPETITION)    /mætʃ/
A2 [C] mainly UK (US usually game) a sports competition or event in which two people or teams compete against each other: a football/cricket/tennis match We won/lost the match. Liverpool have a match with (= against) Blackburn next week.Competitions, and parts of competitions the man/woman of the match mainly UK the person who has scored the most points or played the best in a matchWinners and losers
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