evenly matched

idiom

Definition of evenly matched

: equal in skill or ability
  • It was a close game between two evenly matched teams.

Word by Word Definitions

even play evenly
  1. : having a horizontal surface : flat

  2. : being without break, indentation, or irregularity : smooth

  3. : being in the same plane or line

  1. used as an intensive to stress an extreme or highly unlikely condition or instance

  2. used as an intensive to stress the comparative degree

  3. used as an intensive to indicate a small or minimum amount

  1. : to make even

  2. : to become even

  1. : evening

match play matched
  1. : a person or thing equal or similar to another

  2. : one able to cope with another

  3. : an exact counterpart

  1. : to encounter successfully as an antagonist

  2. : to set in competition or opposition

  3. : to provide with a worthy competitor

  1. : a chemically prepared wick or cord formerly used in firing firearms or powder

  2. : a short slender piece of flammable material (such as wood) tipped with a combustible mixture that bursts into flame when slightly heated through friction (as by being scratched against a rough surface)


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