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present tense
I/you/we/theymeasure up
he/she/itmeasures up
present participlemeasuring up
past tensemeasured up
past participlemeasured up
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    [intransitive] to be good enough

    The machines are being trialled to see how they measure up.

    measure up to:

    Will he measure up to the challenges that lie ahead of him?

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