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.
It is worthwhile to mention here that Shikarpur police after receiving information with respect to child marriage have arrested underage girl named Malookan aka Guddi, of 10, and elderly groom aged around 45 from village Mahro Marri and foiled the bid to marry off an underage girl with elderly villager and shifted the bride girl to women complaint cell for further legal proceedings.
SHO Noor Mustafa Pathan of the A-Section police said that according to the initial inquiry, the girl's father was made to marry off her to Kurtio against a sum of Rs40,000.
"We are planning a meeting with parents where an MoU will be signed between individual parents and the school never to marry off their child until she finishes Form Four," he said.Banisa Deputy County Commissioner Noah Tanui said the government has devolved enough funds to ensure education is properly funded in all parts of the country.
Due to poverty, the guardians marry off their girl child before crossing 12/13-year age, she said, adding as a result, most of the families are not sustained.
They were so close they promised each other they'd marry off their firstborn once they were of age.
Local police in Luddan town of Vehari district interfered in an attempt to marry off a 9-year-old to a 15-year-old boy on Saturday night.
Patna: A man killed an entire family in Jharkhand after the family head refused to marry off his daughter to him.
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.
On September 7, Khan Nohani, a local landlord of Jhangara Bajara town of Sehwan, along with his associates, allegedly shot dead Tania, a class-10 student, in her house after her family refused to marry off their daughter to Khan.
It says many refugee families marry off their daughters as a way to protect them against poverty or sexual exploitation.