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match up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmatch up phrasal verb1 match somebody/something ↔ upLIKE/SIMILAR to put two people or things together that are related to or suitable for each other The employment agency exists to match up graduates and IT companies.match somebody/something ↔ up with My mother spent her life trying to match me up with various women.2 SAMEif two things match up, they seem the same or are connected in some way Their accounts just don’t match up. with The DNA samples found on her body did not match up with a sample taken from the accused.3 match up to somebody’s hopes/expectations/ideals etcSUCCEED IN DOING something to be as good as you hoped, expected etc syn measure up to Unfortunately, the product’s performance did not match up to the manufacturer’s promise. match→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
match upI've questioned both suspects and so far their stories just don't match up. One of them must be lying.You must make sure that your sales figures match up with your receipts at the end of each week.match withSomehow a little business in Deptford didn't quite match up with his own ideas of McCloy's origins.Underwood and Carling's tissue types will be stored on computer until they can be matched up with somebody who needs them.Green Bay has a bunch of 300-pound defensive linemen, and I think they can match up with the Dallas offensive line.It wouldn't fit into the sequence, it wouldn't match up with the ledger.This almost exactly matches up with the periodic variation present in the Mercury-transit data.But we will match up with them a little better.How did the particular teacher mentioned above match up with this list? 1,3, 5,6 and 7?
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Verb table
match
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymatch
he, she, itmatches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymatched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave matched
he, she, ithas matched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad matched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill match
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have matched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam matching
he, she, itis matching
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you, we, theyare matching
Past
I, he, she, itwas matching
you, we, theywere matching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been matching
he, she, ithas been matching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been matching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be matching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been matching
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