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Match

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[n] lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction; "he always carries matches to light his pipe"
[n] an exact duplicate; "when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"
[n] a burning piece of wood or cardboard; "if you drop a match in there the whole place will explode"
[n] something that resembles or harmonizes with; "that tie makes a good match with your jacket"
[n] a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
[n] a pair of people who live together; "a married couple from Chicago"
[n] a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
[n] a person regarded as a good matrimonial prospect
[n] the score needed to win a match
[v] make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors"
[v] be equal or harmonize; "The two pieces match"
[v] make correspond or harmonize; "Match my sweater"
[v] set into opposition or rivalry; "let them match their best athletes against ours"; "pit a chess player against the Russian champion"; "He plays his two children off against each other"
[v] bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project"
[v] give or join in marriage
[v] provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
[v] satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
[v] be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints do'nt match those on the gun"
[v] be equal to in quality or ability; "Nothing can rival cotton for durability"; "Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues"; "Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents"

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