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evenly matched

This page is about the collocation evenly matched

collocation pattern: adverb + verb

Meaning

If two opponents are evenly matched, they are equally likely to win.

For example

  • We thought the boxers were evenly matched, but Manny won easily.

  • With two teams as evenly matched as these, we can expect a great contest.

Quick Quiz

The players were evenly matched because they had

a. similar matches

b. similar abilities

c. similar partners

Contributor: Matt Errey