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matchup

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of matchup

  1. a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize <a boxing matchup that promises to be a sportswriter's dream> Synonyms bout, competition, contest, event, match, game, meet, sweepstakes (also sweep-stake), tournament, tourneyRelated Words athletics, sport; battle, conflict, scrimmage, skirmish, struggle, tug-of-war, tussle; championship, national(s); final, nightcap, play-off, semifinal; derby, field day, gymkhana, open, outing; biathlon, decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon; marathon, race, ultramarathon; heat, round, run, set; rally, volley; round-robin, rubber, runoff, sudden death; dead heat, photo finish, seesaw; classic




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