match up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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match up

phrasal verb with match uk   us   /mætʃ/ verb

match up (BE THE SAME)

If two ​pieces of ​informationmatch up, they are the same: Their ​accounts of what ​happened that ​evening don't ​match up.

match up (BE SIMILAR)

If two things ​match up, they are ​similar and are ​designed to ​connect or to ​work together: If the ​teeth on the ​cogs don't ​match up ​correctly (= if they are not in the ​correctplace), the ​mechanism will ​jam.

match up (BE EQUALLY GOOD)

to be as good as another thing, ​person, or ​experience: There was so much ​hypebeforehand that it would have been ​difficult for the ​film to ​match up to/withourexpectations of it.
(Definition of match up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “match up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 一致, 相一致…
in Turkish birbirini tutmak…
in Russian совпадать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 一致, 一致,相同…
in Polish pokrywać się…
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