pair off

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Verb1.pair off - form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
unite, unify - act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief

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vt sepin Zweiergruppen einteilen; to pair somebody off with somebody (= find boyfriend etc for)jdn mit jdm zusammenbringen or verkuppeln (inf); she was paired off with Jean in the tournamentsie wurde beim Turnier mit Jean zusammengebracht; pair off each word with its oppositeordnen Sie jedem Wort den jeweiligen Gegensatz zu
viPaare bilden (with mit); all the people at the party had paired offbei der Party hatten alle Pärchen gebildet; Marcel paired off with EmmaMarcel und Emma wurden ein Pärchen
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Then, he and my sister would pair off in such nonsensical speculations about Miss Havisham, and about what she would do with me and for me, that I used to want - quite painfully - to burst into spiteful tears, fly at Pumblechook, and pummel him all over.
Well, well," said Rochefort, "here is a chance which may pair off with the other
A crew came across the pair off the Co Down coast on Saturday.
In a story about the potentially devastating consequences of 'love' fuelled primarily by obsession, his relatively kind-hearted vulnerability and her excessively physical reaction to the past sets the pair off on a journey to the darkest of places.
Allan had a spin, letting the lead pair off the hook and into an unassailable advantage.
Hermival and Gregorian came at him inside the final furlong but Most Improved comfortably held the pair off to score by three-quarters of a length and a head.
A formidable association with trainer Richard Fahey is what clinched the prize last November and it was the stable's Miss Work Of Art who got the pair off the mark.
They attempt to pair off Mary with Tom's boyhood friend Ken (Peter Wight), but it's a match made in misery.
RORY McILROY hogged the headlines going into day one but it was Northern Irish pal Graeme McDowell who got the pair off to a flier by winning the first.