match-up match-up

Definition(s):

  • (n) the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition

Usage(s):

  • Obama captured 48% of the vote in the theoretical match-up against McCain's 41%, the PTI poll reported, while Clinton and McCain would deadlock at 46% of the vote each.

News

  1. Ratings List High Numbers for NBA Finals On ABC

    The on-edge game 7 match-up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat brought ABC network the “second-most viewers” of the NBA Finals on Thursday (June 20). The network began to air the Finals dating back 10 years ago and last night’s game raked in 26.3 million viewers, leaving a 1.9 million difference than that of 2010’s Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers’ meeting. President Barack ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. Juan Manuel Marquez Vs. Timothy Bradley: Lost in a Sea of Boxing Confusion?

    COMMENTARY | Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Timothy Bradley, scheduled to take place on October 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, looks to be an intriguing match-up of styles and temperaments. Lately, however, it looks to be a bout precariously close to becoming lost in the confusion of boxing's muddled regulatory structure.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Lightweights Jamie Varner and Gleison Tibau Added to Growing UFC 164 Fight Card

    A lightweight match-up between former WEC titleholder Jamie Varner and Gleison Tibau has been added to the UFC 164 fight card in Milwaukee.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports

Quotes

  1. "I think everybody wants Cleveland [Cavaliers] in that first round," said Arenas. "They've been a .500 team ever since they made that trade and everybody wants a chance at that match-up."
    on Apr 17, 2008 By: Gilbert Arenas Source: HoopsWorld

  2. "We're both better than a third round match-up against each other but that's the way it shakes out," said Roddick. "We both have to deal with it. I'm sure he's not thrilled about it either."
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Andy Roddick Source: Reuters.uk

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