Meaning of “match up” in the English Dictionary

"match up" in British English

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match up

phrasal verb with match us uk /mætʃ/ verb


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.

(Definition of “match up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)