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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Chubb against Raiders left tackle Kolton Miller is a key matchup. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Scouting Report: A look at Monday night’s game at Oakland," 8 Sep. 2019 This will be the first-ever matchup between South Dakota and Oklahoma. Marcus Mosher, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "South Dakota Coyotes at Oklahoma Sooners odds, picks and best bets," 7 Sep. 2019 Who to sit: This is a tough matchup for Eli Manning (NYG). Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fantasy Football Week 1: Start and Sit," 5 Sep. 2019 That's a matchup that rarely ends in defeat for the heavy favorites. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "ASU vs. Sacramento State picks, predictions: Will Arizona State roll on Friday night?," 4 Sep. 2019 Despite being a heavy underdog, the Bulldogs might be a much tougher matchup than they’re given credit for with senior starter J’Mar Smith at quarterback and playmakers on both sides of the ball. Mark Heim |, al, "Texas vs. Louisiana Tech 2019 live stream; time, TV channel, odds, watch online," 31 Aug. 2019 There are great matchups on tap for Week 2 of the high school football season. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Indiana high school football: Five area players to watch in Week 2," 28 Aug. 2019 This should be a solid matchup between two of the top small schools in Palm Beach County. Adam Lichtenstein,, "Week 2 high school football predictions in Broward and Palm Beach counties," 28 Aug. 2019 Potapova is a past Wimbledon junior champion, and still only 18, so this was the youngest matchup in the first round at Flushing Meadows. Howard Fendrich,, "Comeback Kid: 15-year-old Coco Gauff wins US Open debut," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of matchup

1959, in the meaning defined above

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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