pair off

pair off
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When people pair off or are paired off, they form a pair, often in order to become girlfriend and boyfriend.

[V n P with n] I knew she wouldn't be able to resist pairing me off with someone...

[pl-n V P] The squad members paired off to find places to eat and sleep. [Also V P with n]


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • pair off — {v.} 1. To make a pair of; put two together; associate; match. * /Mrs. Smith paired off her guests by age and tastes./ 2. To belong to a pair; become one of a pair. * /Jane paired off with Alice in a tennis doubles match./ 3. To divide or join… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pair off — {v.} 1. To make a pair of; put two together; associate; match. * /Mrs. Smith paired off her guests by age and tastes./ 2. To belong to a pair; become one of a pair. * /Jane paired off with Alice in a tennis doubles match./ 3. To divide or join… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pair off — verb form a pair or pairs The two old friends paired off • Syn: ↑pair, ↑partner off, ↑couple • Derivationally related forms: ↑couple (for: ↑couple), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair off — phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms pair off : present tense I/you/we/they pair off he/she/it pairs off present participle pairing off past tense paired off past participle paired off to start a romantic relationship with someone,… …   English dictionary

  • pair off — v. (D; intr., tr.) to pair off with * * * [ peə(r) ɒf] (D; intr., tr.) to pair off with …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pair-off — A security purchase transaction that is closed out or sold on or before the settlement or expiration date. In a pair off, the investor commits to purchase a security. Then, prior to the predetermined settlement date, the investor offsets that… …   Financial and business terms

  • pair off (with somebody) — ˌpair ˈoff (with sb) | ˌpair sbˈoff (with sb) derived to come together, especially in order to have a romantic relationship; to bring two people together for this purpose • It seemed that all her friends were pairing off. • He s always trying to… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pair off/pair up — find a partner, organize people in two s    The coach asked us to pair off and practise passing the ball to each other …   English idioms

  • pair\ off — v 1. To make a pair of; put two together; associate; match. Mrs. Smith paired off her guests by age and tastes. 2. To belong to a pair; become one of a pair. Jane paired off with Alice in a tennis doubles match. 3. To divide or join into pairs.… …   Словарь американских идиом

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