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English definition of “match”

match

noun (STICK)    /mætʃ/
B2 [C] a short , thin stick made of wood or cardboard and covered with a special chemical at one end that burns when rubbed firmly against a rough surface : a box of matches You should always strike a match away from you.Heaters and burners put a match to sth UK to make something burn Starting fires
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