/mach"up'/, n.
1. a pairing or combining; linkage: a match-up of federal funds with state aid.
2. a direct contest or confrontation, as between two athletes or political candidates.
3. an investigation of similarities and differences; comparison: a match-up of property taxes in two counties.
Also, matchup.
[1960-65; n. use of v. phrase match up]

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