- 1 (for fire) fósforo (m), cerilla (f) (Spain/España) , cerillo (masculine) (especially Central America, Mexico/especialmente América Central, México) to strike o light a match encender* or prender un fósforo ( or una cerilla etc) a box of matches una caja de fósforos ( or cerillas etc) to put o set a match to sth prenderle fuego a algoMore example sentences
- I got up, and while doing so struck a match to ignite the overhead oxygen.
- It was sort of cool that night so I went up into the house, struck a match and lit the heater.
- I struck a match and lit a candle and put it in the green glass dish and I went into the kitchen.
- 2 [Sport/Deporte] boxing/wrestling match combate (m) or match (m) de boxeo/de lucha libre tennis match partido (masculine) de tenis football/hockey match (British English/inglés británico) partido (masculine) de fútbol/de hockey to have a shouting match [colloquial/familiar] pelearse a gritos or a voces (before noun/delante del nombre) match report (British English/inglés británico) reseña (feminine) del partidoMore example sentences
- Each team will play five matches from tomorrow until Monday with the final scheduled for next Tuesday.
- The winners of their respective matches will contest the final, while the losers will play off for the bronze medal.
- And, no matter what the sport, we all know that over a five match series the better team will win.
- 3 (equal) (no plural/sin plural) to be a/no match for sb estar*/no estar* a la altura de algn, poder*/no poder* competir con algn she's more than a match for you te puede dar guerra to meet one's match encontrar* la horma de su zapatoMore example sentences
- In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations.
- Despite some very good performances, they were no match for the strength of the local side.
- She knew she was no match for his strength.
- 4 (no plural/sin plural) (sth similar) it's not exactly the same color, but it's a good match no es exactamente el mismo color, pero es bastante parecido they are a good match [couple] hacen buena pareja that shirt is a perfect match for my suit esa camisa va or queda perfecta con mi traje it's not a good match no hace juego, no queda bien
- 5 [dated/anticuado] 5.1 (marriage) boda (f), casamiento (m) she made a good match hizo una buena boda, se casó bien 5.2 (marriage prospect) partido (masculine) a good match un buen partidoMore example sentences
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- These rituals would often lead to matches and marriages, either immediately in the coming summer or autumn.
- She had always encouraged the infatuation, saying that the pair were a perfect match.
- Marriages usually result from family introductions, if not outright matches.
- He took her by storm and the match was the marriage of the year, that Hollywood would only experience in that time.
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- 1 (equal) igualar I'll match any offer he makes estoy dispuesto a igualar cualquier oferta que él haga we have nothing to match their new line no tenemos nada equiparable a su nueva línea I can't match him at tennis no estoy a su altura en tenis, no puedo competir con él en tenis she can more than match him for intelligence no le va a la zaga en cuanto a inteligenciaMore example sentences
- The quality of the hot dog is matched by the quality of the toppings.
- This sensitivity about representing race is not matched by an equal sensitivity about representing class.
- They found that the couples whose expectations matched their relationship skills were most satisfied.
- 2 2.1 (correspond to) ajustarse a, corresponder a does it match the description? ¿se ajusta or corresponde a la descripción? it doesn't match our client's specifications no se ajusta a las especificaciones de nuestro cliente 2.2 (harmonize with) hacer* juego con it matches my shoes hace juego con mis zapatos, queda bien con mis zapatos 2.3 (make correspond, find equivalent for) she dyed the curtains to match the rug tiñó las cortinas del mismo color que la alfombra I have trouble matching names to faces me cuesta acordarme de los nombres de la gente match the words with the pictures encuentra la palabra que corresponda a cada dibujo to be well matched [competitors] ser* del mismo nivel, ser* muy parejos (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) [lovers/couple] hacer* buena pareja 2.4(matching present participle/participio presente)[socks/bedclothes] haciendo juego, a juego (Spain/España) I wore a skirt and matching jacket me puse una falda y una chaqueta haciendo juego or (Spain/España) una chaqueta a juegoMore example sentences
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- How do you go about matching the appropriate celebrity with the clients?
- Are there people you want to read solo whom you'd like less if they were matched up with some appropriate co-bloggers?
- Our role is to place them in the most appropriate position, matching the candidate's skills to those required by the client.
- The failure of both sides of his face to act in unison shows that his real feelings don't match up with the image he is putting across to the public.
- Choose a color or pattern that either matches or complements your suit.
- I'm very proud; the ambery colour I picked matches just right the base I already had.
- 3 3.1 (compare) to match sth
againststh cotejar or comparar algo conalgo 3.2 (put in competition with)to match sth/sb againststh/sb he matched his strength against his brother's midió su fuerza con la de su hermano I wouldn't match him against the champion yo no lo enfrentaría al campeónMore example sentences
- He was even matched against - and beat - the toughest cage fighters in the world in America.
- He can be effective in the slot when he's matched against nickel cornerbacks who can't get their hands on him.
- Both teams came with the spirit of competition and were evenly matched with the skills displayed by all participants.
- 1.1 (go together) [clothes/colors] hacer* juego, combinar, pegar* [colloquial/familiar] a coat and a scarf to match un abrigo y una bufanda haciendo juego or (Spain/España) a juego a demanding job with a salary to match un trabajo que exige mucho con un salario acorde 1.2 (tally) coincidir, concordar*
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (align, make correspond) [pattern/design] hacer* coincidir 1.2 (compare, find equivalent for) to match sth up (
withsth) comparar or cotejar algo ( conalgo) 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (tally) coincidir, concordar* 2.2 (live up to) to match up tosth estar* a la altura dealgo