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Meaning of “match” - Learner’s Dictionary

match

noun     /mætʃ/
GAME [C] A2 a sports competition in which two people or teams compete against each other: a football/tennis matchCompetitions, and parts of competitions
FIRE [C] B2 a thin, wooden stick that produces a flame when you rub one end of it against a rough surface: a box of matchesHeaters and burners
ATTRACTIVE [no plural] If something is a good match for something else, it looks attractive next to it, usually because it is the right colour: The curtains look nice - they're a perfect match for the sofa.Matching and co-ordinating
RELATIONSHIP [no plural] If two people who are having a relationship are a good match, they are very suitable for each other.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
be no match for sb/sth to not be as good as someone or something else: Gibson ran well but was no match for the young Italian.Worse and worst
(Definition of match noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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