Word forms: mismatches, mismatching
Definitionspronunciation note: The noun is pronounced (mɪsmætʃ
). The verb is pronounced (mɪsmætʃ
1. countable noun If there is a mismatch between two or more things or people, they do not go together well or are not suitable for each other. [+ between] ⇒ There is a mismatch between the skills offered by people and the skills needed by industry. [+ of] ⇒ ...an unfortunate mismatch of styles. 2. verb
To mismatch things or people means to put them together although they do not go together well or are not suitable for each other. [V n] ⇒ She was deliberately mismatching articles of clothing.
graded adjective & adjective ⇒ The two opponents are mismatched.
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