Meaning 1 ►▼
to defensively try to stop the offense, man to man, as opposed to zone or area defense
The basketball team's man to man coverage was successful. They won the game.
Meaning 2 ►▼
to assign one or more men/women to the same number of people in another business
Remember now, we're in tight man-to-man coverage: one boardroom executive whispers to another as the visiting team of executives arrives.