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noun match pronunciation in British English /mætʃ/
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singularmatch
pluralmatches
  1. 1
    [countable] a small stick that produces a flame when rubbed against a rough surface, used for lighting a fire, cigarette etc
    a box of matches
    light/strike a match: He struck a match (=made it light) and lit the candles.
  2. 2
    [countable] a game in which players or teams compete against each other, especially in a sport. The usual American word is game
    a football match
    play a match: This is the third international match they’ve played in a week.
    win/lose a match: They lost the Scotland match in the last five minutes.
  3. 3
    [singular] a thing that forms an attractive combination with something else
    The curtains are a good match for the sofa.
  4. 4
    [countable] something that looks the same as something else
    It was difficult to get an exact match for the paint.

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