Definition of measure up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

measure up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs
to measure something We spent the morning measuring up and deciding where the furniture would go.

measure up (to something/somebody)

 
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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 team just didn't measure up. The job failed to measure up to her expectations.
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