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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be the same or similar)
a. coincidir
The name on your ticket doesn't match up with the name on your passport.El nombre en tu boleto no coincide con el nombre en tu pasaporte.
b. compararse
My son grades don't match up with his knowledge.Las notas de mi hijo no se pueden comparar con sus conocimientos.
2. (to be as good as) (United Kingdom)
a. estar a la altura
Alexander never matched up to his potential as a football player due to a serious injury early in his career.Alexander nunca estuvo a la altura de su potencial como jugador de fútbol debido a una lesión grave al principio de su carrera.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
3. (to pair; often used with "with")
a. emparejar
The college employs someone who matches up grants with students.La universidad emplea a alguien que empareja becas y estudiantes.
b. hacer coincidir
Mary matched up the spaces with the pieces to complete the puzzle.Mary hizo coincidir los espacios con las piezas para completar el rompecabezas.
c. comparar
The police matched up the fingerprints of the suspects with those taken at the crime scene.La policía comparó las huellas dactilares de los sospechosos con las de la escena del crimen.
d. combinar
Fernanda always matches up the blouse of her school uniform with nail polish of the same color.Fernanda siempre combina la blusa de su uniforme escolar con un esmalte del mismo color.
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match up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (colors, clothes)
a. pegar, combinar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (clothes, colors)
a. pegar, combinar
3. (explanations)
a. coincidir
to m up to somebody's expectationsestar a la altura de las expectativas de alguien
match up
transitive verb
(bring together) [+two objects] emparejar; aparear; [+two people] emparejar; (group) [+objects, people] agrupar; [+pattern] hacer coincidir
he acquired a computer for matching up males and females you need to match up wools from the same dye lot I was trying to match up wools from the same dye lot the ways we match up people and jobs
to match sth up with sth [+pairs] emparejar or aparear algo con algo; [+colours] (coordinate) conjuntar algo con algo
I tried matching up the pieces but none of them would fit
they match up your skills with employers' requirements emparejan tus aptitudes con los requisitos de las empresas; they matched up fibres to the suspect's clothes encontraron fibras que se correspondían con la ropa del sospechoso
forensic scientists have matched up a hair found at the scene with the suspect's They found hairs there that forensic scientists matched up with his hair find identical one/ones His job is to determine if it is possible to match up the descriptions with the actual target sites he does his best to match you up with employers who need your skills The marketing agency Farm Verified Organic matches up organic producers with consumers the refugees are staying initially in a camp until they can be matched up with appropriate hosts because false eyelashes come in various shades it's so easy to match them up with your own he seeks to match up jobless professionals with potential employers
1 (be the same, fit) [+numbers, pattern] coincidir
check the numbers against your card to see if they match up compruebe los números con los de su cartón para ver si coinciden
the design didn't match up when I put the two pieces together it was still possible that Richard's kidney would not match up with his father the pillow case can match up with the sheets I'm sure that yellow lead matches up to that yellow socket
his fingerprints don't match up exactly with the murderer's sus huellas dactilares no coinciden exactamente con or no corresponden exactamente a las del asesino
2 (perform) responder
we set some questions yesterday to see how you matched up
3 (compare)
his record matches up well against those of previous presidents su historial se puede comparar al de presidentes anteriores
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