The pairing of two people or things, as for athletic competition or for comparison.(noun)
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Use "matchup" in a sentence
"In a title matchup that's getting more interesting with every game, Holland put the emphasis back on pitching."
"OU rolled through the field to set up a title matchup with Kansas."
"Cortez Kennedy needed a late surge, but the former All-Pro defensive tackle outlasted Shaun Alexander to move into the title matchup against All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones"