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matchup Syllabification: match·up
Pronunciation: /ˈmaCHəp/

Definition of matchup in English:


chiefly North American
1A contest between athletes or sports teams: a matchup of two twenty-something pitchers wondering what it is like to win in the majors
More example sentences
  • The rest will feature game after game of hotly contested matchups with nightly playoff implications during the final two-dozen games or so.
  • If we've gotten line matchups or individual player matchups from the coaches, then I focus on the task at hand.
  • The matchups create great individual contests that help determine the outcome of the team game.
1.1 Basketball Another term for a man-to-man defense. See man-to-man at man.
Example sentences
  • The man to man matchup is basketball in its purest form.
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