match·​up | \ ˈmach-ˌəp How to pronounce matchup (audio) \

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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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That one Providence Park game will be the Vikings' Oct. 13 matchup against Northern Colorado. Joel Odom,, "Portland State Vikings to play 4 football games at Hillsboro Stadium in 2018," 1 June 2018 In a matchup of former Flushing Meadows champions, Williams lost the final five games of the second set before recovering her form in the decider. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Venus, Serena Williams make winning starts at US Open," 27 Aug. 2018 On the other side, Ryan Bader gives up size against Matt Mitrione in a matchup of fighters closer to their primes. Todd Martin,, "MMA rankings: It was a good month for Ryan Bader," 30 May 2018 In a matchup of the Duneland Athletic Conference co-champions and state powers, Pinarski allowed two runs on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk. Michael Osipoff, Post-Tribune, "Pinarski's point: Columbia recruit Alexa Pinarski fans five as Lake Central edges Crown Point for sectional title," 26 May 2018 Ayton has won matchups against Marvin Bagley III and Mo Bamba. Greg Moore, azcentral, "Moore: Breaking down Suns buzz, speculation from NBA Summer League," 10 July 2018 Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will sit out the first four games of New England’s season, including a home matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Mike Persak,, "Patriots WR Julian Edelman will miss game against Dolphins," 5 July 2018 The Eleven will look to acquire more points during their three-game home stand, which will conclude with a July 4 holiday matchup against Ottawa Fury FC followed by a Saturday date with the Charlotte Independence. Kevin Johnston, Indianapolis Star, "United Soccer League: Playing for Pride, Indy Eleven rally late to draw Penn FC," 30 June 2018 Times, dates and television information for the conference matchups will be announced at a later date. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "SEC announces Kentucky basketball's 2018-2019 league opponents," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of matchup

1959, in the meaning defined above

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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