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/ mAtF; mAtF/ n 1 [C] game in which individuals or teams compete against each other; contest ; : a `football, `wrestling, etc match * a `boxing match of twenty rounds . =>Usage at sport sport. 2 [sing] ~ for sb; sb's ~ person equal to sb else in skill, strength, etc ; : He's no match for her (in tennis). . * She's his match (ie as good as or better than him) when it comes to chess. , . 3 [C] marriage ; : She made a good match when she married him. , . 4 [sing] (a) ~ (for sb/sth) person or thing combining well with another : The new curtains are a perfect match for the carpet. . (b) ~ (of sb/sth) person or thing similar or identical to another : I've found a vase that's an exact match of the one we already have. , . 5 (idm ) find/meet one's match (in sb) meet sb who has as much skill, determination, etc as oneself, and perhaps more : He thought he could beat anyone at tennis, but he's met his match in her. , . a good, bad, etc match (dated ) person considered as a suitable, unsuitable, etc husband or wife : The young heiress was a good match. . the man of the match => man. a slanging match => slang v.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53
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match
/ mAtF; mAtF/ v 1 [I, Tn] (a) combine well with (sth), esp in colour : The curtains and the carpets match perfectly. . * These curtains won't match your carpet. . * (fig ) a well-matched couple . (b) be like or correspond to (sth else) : a brown dress and gloves to match . 2 [Tn] find sth that is like or corresponds to (sth else) : Can you match this wallpaper? ? 3 [Tn] (a) be equal to (sb) : No one can match her at chess. . * The two players are well-matched, ie roughly equal in ability. . (b) find (sb/sth) equal to sb/sth else [][]: Can you match that story? ie Can you tell one that is equally good, amusing, etc? ? 4 [Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth with sb/sth find sb/sth that fits or corresponds to sb/sth else [][]: We try to match the applicants with appropriate vacancies. . 5 (phr v) match sth/sb against/with sth/sb cause sth/sb to compete with sth/sb else [][]: I'm ready to match my strength against yours. . * Match your skill against the experts in this quiz. . match up be in agreement; tally ; : The two statements don't match up. . match sth up (with sth) fit sth (to sth else) to form a complete whole : matching up the torn pieces of the photograph . match up to sb/sth be as good as or equal to sb/sth []: The film didn't match up to my expectations. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53
match
/ mAtF; mAtF/ n short piece of wood or pasteboard with a head made of material that bursts into flame when rubbed against a rough or specially prepared surface : strike a match * a box of matches * put a match to sth, ie set it alight .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53
match
/ mAtF; mAtF/ v 1 [I, Tn] (a) combine well with (sth), esp in colour : The curtains and the carpets match perfectly. . * These curtains won't match your carpet. . * (fig ) a well-matched couple . (b) be like or correspond to (sth else) : a brown dress and gloves to match . 2 [Tn] find sth that is like or corresponds to (sth else) : Can you match this wallpaper? ? 3 [Tn] (a) be equal to (sb) : No one can match her at chess. . * The two players are well-matched, ie roughly equal in ability. . (b) find (sb/sth) equal to sb/sth else [][]: Can you match that story? ie Can you tell one that is equally good, amusing, etc? ? 4 [Tn.pr] ~ sb/sth with sb/sth find sb/sth that fits or corresponds to sb/sth else [][]: We try to match the applicants with appropriate vacancies. . 5 (phr v) match sth/sb against/with sth/sb cause sth/sb to compete with sth/sb else [][]: I'm ready to match my strength against yours. . * Match your skill against the experts in this quiz. . match up be in agreement; tally ; : The two statements don't match up. . match sth up (with sth) fit sth (to sth else) to form a complete whole : matching up the torn pieces of the photograph . match up to sb/sth be as good as or equal to sb/sth []: The film didn't match up to my expectations. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53
match
/ mAtF; mAtF/ n short piece of wood or pasteboard with a head made of material that bursts into flame when rubbed against a rough or specially prepared surface : strike a match * a box of matches * put a match to sth, ie set it alight .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:53

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