Definition of matchup in English:

matchup

noun

North American
  • 1A sporting contest between two players or teams.

    • ‘The rest will feature game after game of hotly contested matchups with nightly playoff implications during the final two-dozen games or so.’
    • ‘Always a heated rivalry, this Friday tilt could shape up to be a playoff matchup preview.’
    • ‘If you are one of the many who use a two-back system, you can find success if you closely monitor matchups and know each player's strengths and weaknesses.’
    • ‘The matchups create great individual contests that help determine the outcome of the team game.’
    • ‘Nothing has been decided at this point because we are quite busy trying to predict the new head coaches and analyzing the playoff matchups.’
    • ‘Basketball is a team game, but the NBA is about individual matchups - whichever team wins the most matchups wins the game.’
    • ‘The playoffs are no time to be clever by benching your most talented players because they have bad matchups and start experimenting with mediocre players in good matchups.’
    • ‘The teams with the most favorable player matchups will be the teams holding trumps in the final three weeks.’
    • ‘He doesn't shy away from matchups against star players and is the team's nastiest lineman.’
    • ‘If we've gotten line matchups or individual player matchups from the coaches, then I focus on the task at hand.’
    • ‘Three playoff matchups from last fall will be revived this weekend.’
    • ‘The game featured key matchups as both teams put out their best players with two crucial points on the line.’
    • ‘We'll have in-depth scouting reports on each team minutes after the bracket is announced, and we cover the tournament with matchups for all 64 games.’
    • ‘In most cases, the outside man got a one-on-one matchup and the inside player drew the double team.’
    • ‘A couple of scouts and coaches offered their expertise in breaking down the divisional playoff matchups of the upcoming weekend.’
    • ‘Playing the matchups is crucial in fantasy football.’
    • ‘However, in each of the postseason matchups, his team rallied from behind to win, the exact opposite of their playoff predecessors.’
    • ‘After you've spent a few minutes savoring another strong week for your squad, it's important to look at your players' matchups for the next week.’
    • ‘The teams have battled to four straight Game 7, winner-take-all playoff matchups, with New York winning the last three.’
    • ‘This is basically an even matchup, a toe-to-toe slugfest of a heavyweight championship battle in the making.’
    correspond, be in agreement, tally, agree, match up, coincide, accord, conform, square, harmonize, be consonant, be compatible
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    1. 1.1Basketball A strategic pairing of one player with another from the opposing team for the purpose of marking.
      • ‘The man to man matchup is basketball in its purest form.’
  • 2A selected combination of people or things.

    ‘the matchups of flavours are ideal’
    combine, match up, link, bring together, put together, unite, marry, pair up, yoke, team, couple, pair, ally
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Pronunciation

matchup