marry off


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marry off

vb
(tr, adverb) to find a husband or wife for (a person, esp one's son or daughter)
Translations
unter die Haube bringen

w>marry off

vt sepan den Mann/die Frau bringen (inf); girl alsounter die Haube bringen (inf); he has married off his daughter to a rich young lawyerer hat dafür gesorgt, dass seine Tochter einen reichen jungen Anwalt heiratet
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Well, lately Mas'r has been saying that he was a fool to let me marry off the place; that he hates Mr.
TAXILA -- Police on Saturday foiled a bid to marry off a 13-year-old girl to a man 40 years older than her.
In attempting to curb probabilities of premarital sex, those living in rural areas tend to marry off their girls by 15 sometimes.
On October 19, the secretary of the Madarul Islam Sangham's Mahallu committee (the mosque's administrative committee) issued a special circular urging all people connected with the mosque to break off all contact with Kunnummal Yusuf and his family who had marry off his daughter Jaseela to one Tiso Tomy.
In their attempt to circumvent the 18-year limit set by the law, some families in Egypt informally marry off their minor girls with help of local clerics.
It says many refugee families marry off their daughters as a way to protect them against poverty or sexual exploitation.
Although the legal age is 17, under a legal provision for "exceptional circumstances" a family can apply for the consent of the courts to legally marry off a child who is younger than the established legal age.
Mr Raphael Aoko, a programme unit manager with Plan International Kenya, said early marriages were common in rural areas, where parents readily marry off their daughters to get bride price.
While the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha's ( ABHM) UP unit has declared that on Saturday, Valentine's Day, it will marry off any couple who publicly displays affection, its Mumbai wing has decided not to indulge in any such intolerant activity.
KHAIRPUR -- Sindh Police foiled an attempt to marry off a nine year old girl to a 45 year old man by raiding a house in Khairpur.
It's not realistic for families to ask for exorbitant sums of money to marry off their daughters," he said.
I was very shocked when one of my employees died just 12 days before he could marry off his two daughters.