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English definition of “match”

match

verb     /mætʃ/
[T] to be equal to another person or thing in quality , amount , or level : Few people can match his combination of skills . Results this year may not match last year's. I'm looking for a job that matches my qualifications and ambitions .
[I or T] to be the same as something else , or to be the same as each other: The program automatically finds websites and news stories that match your interests . His actions and his words did not match.
[T] to find something that is the same as something else , or goes well with it: match sth against sth Bring a sample of the colour you want to our store , and we will match it against one of our paint colours .match sth/sb to sth We can help you match the person to the job .
[T] to give or offer the same amount of money as has been given, collected , or offered by someone else : It's hard for small stores to match supermarket prices . The charity will receive federal money to match the first $250 of each contribution .
(Definition of match verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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