pair bond


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pair bond

n.
The temporary or permanent association formed between two animals during courtship and mating.

pair′-bond′ v.

pair bond

n
(Zoology) the exclusive relationship formed between a male and a female, esp in some species of animals and birds during courtship and breeding
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The pair bond over their rubbish relationship situations and make a pact that if they're both still single at 30 they'll marry each other.
The pair bond over their rubbrelationship situations and make that if they're both still single at 3they'll marry each other.
The pair bond over books and no heartstring is left untugged as Hazel resists Gus for fear of hurting him.
As the pair bond over astrology and gardening, Katherine becomes convinced they belong together, despite him being much older than her and married.
Great news from the Glaslyn, near Porthmadog, where the male Osprey returned last Thursday and the female arrived on Saturday; they've been quickly establishing the pair bond.
Moreover, the very fragility of the pair bond in human beings suggests that it is a behaviour we only adopted fairly recently in our evolutionary history.
Roth excels as a weary assassin lumbered with the plodding son (O'Donnell) of a crime boss and the story truly engages as the mismatched pair bond.
Female #1020, after the male's death, immediately formed a pair bond with male #1015, and the pair resided on female #1020's territory.
Gunnlaugs' latest CD, "Long Pair Bond," features a fellow Icelander, bassist Thorgrimur J'onsson, and longtime collaborator Scott McLemore on drums.
Now single, Zoe meets guidance counsellor Vanessa at the school of one of her clients, and the pair bond in more ways than they ever expected.
They begin by defining the "standard narrative of human sexual evolution" which is roughly: boy meets girl, they evaluate each other's mate value based on their differing reproductive agendas (youth and fertility is his measure, wealth and status for her), they mate and form a long-term pair bond.