match against


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match (someone) against (someone else) (or something against something else)

to challenge someone with someone else in a contest; to challenge something with something else in a contest. I will match my boxer against your boxer any day. I'll match myself against you any day!
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match against

v.
1. To compare something with something else to see whether their parts correspond: We matched our list of attendees against the invited guests. Match the list of workers against the checks to see what's missing.
2. To set someone or something in competition with someone or something else: The sports league tries to match each team against other teams of the same ability. We were matched against a much smarter team for the debate.
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To get up to speed for that challenge, they will take on Ireland home and away in warm-up matches ahead of the squad announcement and then face a further preparatory match against Italy at the Millennium Stadium.
The Namibia Defense Force (NDF) men's team is now leading in the Men's league of the Bank Windhoek National Volleyball League after winning their match against DTS, 3:1 at last weekend's games at the DTS Hall in Olympia, Windhoek.
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