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Synonyms for mat
a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven
a master's degree in teaching
the property of having little or no contrast
a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
References in periodicals archive
However, he has never gone to the mat
on this issue and used the full weight of his office, as he has done on pushing.
APhA has gone to the mat
defending the profession and the individual pharmacist's ability to excuse himself/herself from certain activities--much the same way doctors, nurses and other health professionals excuse themselves.
As Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman points out, its leaders would enjoy more credibility with this new line had they not recently gone to the mat
to oppose NAFTA trade with Canada, a country whose laws are more favorable to unions than those here.