match·up | \ -ˌəp \

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Examples of matchup in a Sentence

a boxing matchup that promises to be a sportswriter's dream

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The Brigade lost to Philadelphia in four of their five meetings last season, including in their single-elimination semifinal matchup, but the playing field has been leveled in 2018. Jonas Shaffer,, "No. 2 seed Brigade open Arena Football League semifinal series at Philadelphia," 13 July 2018 Southern Indiana Titans coach Mac McIntosh huddled his team during a timeout, urging the players to stay focused in their tightly contested semifinal matchup at The Association tournament in Emerson, Georgia. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville-area AAU team witnessed RAW Athletics brawl with ref," 9 July 2018 Pius carried a 24-3 record into its matchup with Greendale in the championship game of the Woodland Conference tournament Friday evening. Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With hitting, pitching and chemistry, Pius XI is ready for run to the state tournament," 6 July 2018 Miami has lost 12 of its last 16 matchups with its division rival, including five of the last seven. Mike Persak,, "Patriots WR Julian Edelman will miss game against Dolphins," 5 July 2018 So far, both New York and Boston have looked equal in their matchups—the Yankees hold the season edge, 5–4—and in the stats. Staff,, "Nine Innings: Solving the Yankees' Sonny Gray Problem, AL East Deciding Factors and Our Favorite Statcast Quirks," 2 July 2018 Sweden won their first matchup in 2001 and the second ended in a diplomatic 1-1 draw. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "The World Cup’s Most Neutral Matchup," 2 July 2018 Michigan will pay Southern Methodist $1.4 million for their matchup on Sept. 15, 2018, and Western Michigan $1.2 million for the game on Sept. 8, 2018. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football to pay $4.6 million for 2018 non-conference games," 25 June 2018 The Jaguars will face Unionville, who beat Archbishop Carroll, 14-9, in their quarterfinal matchup at Methacton. Ej Smith,, "Saturday's Pa. roundup: Springfield (D) girls' lacrosse advances in PIAA playoffs behind clutch goal," 2 June 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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