Definition of measure up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

measure up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

measure up

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measure up somebody

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measure up something

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measure somebody up

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measure something up

 
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to measure somebody/something We spent the morning measuring up and deciding where the furniture would go.

measure up

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measure up to somebody

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measure up to something

 
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(usually used in negative sentences and questions) to be as good, successful, etc. as expected or needed synonym match up Last year's intake just didn't measure up. The job failed to measure up to her expectations.
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