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mismatch

verb [T] uk   /ˌmɪsˈmætʃ/ us  
to put together people or things that are unsuitable for each other: I always thought Chris and Monique were mismatched, so I wasn't surprised when they got divorced.

mismatch

noun [C] uk   /ˌmɪsˈmætʃ/ /ˈmɪsˌmætʃ/ us  
an occasion when people or things are put together that are not suitable for each other: There is a mismatch between the capacity of the airport and the large number of people wanting to fly from it.
Translations of “mismatch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使錯配, 使不適當地在一起…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使错配, 使不适当地在一起…
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