Definition of prematch in US English:



  • In or relating to the period before a sports match.

    ‘his prematch press conference’
    • ‘The prematch entertainment was loud, the screen gave the best view and soon it was over.’
    • ‘Having achieved all their prematch aims, Boroughmuir then shut up shop and lost some of their verve and urgency.’
    • ‘We, all of us, dig our own holes,’ says Coach Gaines at a particularly tense prematch moment with his boys.’
    • ‘The biggest disappointment is that the channel did not show the prematch entertainment, nor did they show the presentation of the cup.’
    • ‘Corridan, despite wearing the number seven shirt, was moved to attack in a prematch reshuffle.’
    • ‘He did a lot of prematch slapping hands and dancing, reducing the time he actually had to wrestle.’
    • ‘Although hampered by prematch injuries, once again the side gave a brave display before going under to Antrim.’
    • ‘To their credit, yesterday they threw their weight behind the ‘show racism the red card’ campaign, what they like to call world music filling the air at Dens Park prematch with free tickets given to the various ethnic groups in the city.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is a sign of Scotland's diminished stock in recent times that this qualifier in Milan featured no prematch build up on BBC.’
    • ‘This local derby, which was played in perfect conditions before a sizeable attendance, did not live up to its prematch expectations.’