To perform or work well in comparison to someone or something else. I wonder if they will fare up to the top-seeded team in the division.
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To perform or function successfully at a level comparable with or equal to that of something or someone else; fare against: They worked hard to win the competition, but in the end they didn't fare up. My performance didn't fare up to that of the other players.
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