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match1 British & World English

A contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport

match2 British & World English

A short, thin piece of wood or cardboard used to light a fire, being tipped with a composition that ignites when rubbed against a rough surface

match English Thesaurus

a football match

to match British & World English

Corresponding in some essential respect with something previously mentioned or chosen

to match in match1 British & World English

Corresponding in some essential respect with something previously mentioned or chosen

beat-match British & World English

(Of a DJ) synchronize the tempos of (two recordings) to enable a smooth transition between them in a set of uninterrupted music

death match British & World English

(In wrestling) a match in which many of the normal rules do not apply, typically leading to a more violent contest

love match British & World English

A marriage based on the mutual love of the couple rather than social or financial considerations

match play British & World English

Play in golf in which the score is reckoned by counting the holes won by each side

match point British & World English

(In tennis and other sports) a point which if won by one of the players or sides will also win them the match

slow match British & World English

A slow-burning wick or cord for lighting explosives

Test match British & World English

An international cricket or rugby match, typically one of a series, played between teams representing two different countries

grudge match British & World English

A contest or other competitive situation based on personal antipathy between the participants

match-fixing British & World English

(In sport) the action or practice of dishonestly determining the outcome of a match before it is played

safety match British & World English

A match igniting only when struck on a specially prepared surface, especially the side of a matchbox

match up to British & World English

Be as good as or equal to

slanging match British & World English

A prolonged exchange of insults

mix and match British & World English

Select and combine different but complementary items, such as clothing or pieces of equipment, to form a coordinated set

man of the match British & World English

The team member who has given the most outstanding performance in a particular game

meet one's match British & World English

Encounter one’s equal in strength or ability

match someone with British & World English

Bring about the marriage of someone to

game, set, and match British & World English

Used to indicate a decisive victory

match someone stride for stride British & World English

Manage to keep up with a competitor

matchup British & World English

A sporting contest between two players or teams

rematch British & World English

A second match or game between two sports teams or players

match up to in match1 British & World English

Be as good as or equal to

matchbox British & World English

A small box in which matches are sold, with a striking surface on one side

prematch British & World English

In or relating to the period before a sports match

meet one's match in match1 British & World English

Encounter one’s equal in strength or ability

match someone with in match1 British & World English

Bring about the marriage of someone to

mix and match in mix British & World English

Select and combine different but complementary items, such as clothing or pieces of equipment, to form a coordinated set

crossmatch British & World English

Test the compatibility of (a donor’s and a recipient’s blood or tissue)

matchmaker British & World English

A person who arranges marriages or initiates romantic relationships between others

matchstick British & World English

The stem of a match

overmatch British & World English

Be stronger, better armed, or more skilful than

return match in return British & World English

A second contest between the same opponents

rubber match in rubber2 British & World English

A deciding game in a rubber of cricket, tennis, etc.

man of the match in man British & World English

The team member who has given the most outstanding performance in a particular game


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