return match

noun

Definition of return match

chiefly British
:a second game played between the same players or teams

Word by Word Definitions

return play
  1. : to go back or come back again

  2. : to go back in thought, practice, or condition : revert

  3. : to pass back to an earlier possessor

  1. : the act of coming back to or from a place or condition

  2. : a regular or frequent returning : recurrence

  3. : the delivery of a legal order (such as a writ) to the proper officer or court

  1. : having or formed by a change of direction

  2. : doubled on itself

  3. : played, delivered, or given in return

match play
  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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