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match up

phrasal verb with match us   uk   /mætʃ/ verb
  • (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 correct place), the mechanism will jam.
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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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