matchup matchup  /ˈmæ tʃəp/


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


  1. Corzine leads former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, though Lonegan trails Christie by 21 points in a GOP primary matchup.
  2. Clinton-McCain matchup showed nearly identical results.
  3. Specter leads Sestak by 26 points in the Democratic primary and Toomey by 8 points in a general election matchup.


  1. NHL Finals matchup of Original Six teams helps heal rift from lockout

    The bitter NHL lockout that turned this season into a 48-game sprint to the playoffs has been cleansed by an Original Six matchup in the Stanley Cup Finals.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. A's Parker outduels Rangers' Darvish

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Oakland A's starter Jarrod Parker didn't want to turn Tuesday night's matchup against the Texas Rangers into a personal duel with Yu Darvish.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Nigeria vs. Uruguay: 5 Key Battles to Watch in Confederations Cup Clash

    This matchup is without doubt the crucial encounter for both these sides in the Confederations Cup group stage.  With Spain, who have already swept aside Uruguay, the clear group favorites to top the group, and Tahiti, who Nigeria have already accounted for in their opening fixture, the predicted whipping boys, this game is set to determine who finishes second and qualifies for the knock-out ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "The missed opportunity is partly a chance to get to the quarters and the matchup with Uruguay, but it's also a missed opportunity to stay in the American public's eyes for another four, five, six days, maybe 10 days, when interest is at an all-time...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Sunil Gulati Source: The South Florida Times

  2. "I think everybody wants Cleveland in that first round," Arenas wrote. "They've been a .500 team since that trade and everybody wants a chance at that matchup. We want Cleveland for our own reasons, we don't think they can beat us in the...
    on Apr 14, 2008 By: Gilbert Arenas Source: Washington Post

  3. "Anytime that you get an opportunity to give the ball to a guy like Westbrook, give him an opportunity in space or against any other defenders, you feel confident about that matchup," McNabb said. "Time and time again, you give him an...
    on Jan 4, 2009 By: Donovan McNabb Source: Kansas City Star

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