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English definition of “measure sb/sth against sb/sth”

measure sb/sth against sb/sth

verb uk phrasal verb with measure   /ˈmeʒ.ər/ us    //
to judge someone or something by him, her, or it against someone or something else: She measured the shoe against the footprint, but it was smaller.Comparing and contrasting
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