English version

measure up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeasure up phrasal verb1 GOOD ENOUGHto be good enough to do a particular job or to reach a particular standard We’ll give you a week’s trial in the job to see how you measure up. to How will the Secretary General measure up to his new responsibilities?2 TMMEASUREto measure something before you do something, for example before you put in new furniture, cupboards etc I’d better measure up before I start laying the carpet.measure something ↔ up Measure up any items that you want to keep in the kitchen. measure→ See Verb table
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measure upWe'll give you a week's trial in the job so we can see how you measure up.How will the new General Secretary measure up to his new task?measure toAddicts would have to measure up to certain requirements if they are plaintiffs who could collect damages under the bill.There is no guaranteed way for you or me to see reality measure up to our dreams.But it simply has not measured up to that daunting task.But does any church really measure up to that kind of expectation?Try as they might, however, the younger singers rarely measure up to their forebears.Would be measure up to this responsibility?
From Longman Business Dictionarymeasure up phrasal verb [intransitive] to be good enough, or as good as expectedNone of the products measured up. toTheir performance in recent years hasn’t measured up to their longer-term record. measure→ See Verb table
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Verb table
measure
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymeasure
he, she, itmeasures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymeasured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave measured
he, she, ithas measured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad measured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill measure
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have measured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam measuring
he, she, itis measuring
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you, we, theyare measuring
Past
I, he, she, itwas measuring
you, we, theywere measuring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been measuring
he, she, ithas been measuring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been measuring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be measuring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been measuring
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