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
WOULD be the most appropriate motto for this chapter, because, intimidated by the threats, denunciations, and complaints showered upon me in consequence of taking the liberty to end a certain story as I liked, I now yield to the amiable desire of giving satisfaction, and, at the risk of outraging all the unities, intend to pair off everybody I can lay my hands on.
with you any more, unless you can find an admirer for her, who will pair off with her occasionally.
The 16-1 outsider appeared a sitting duck in front when market leaders Farleigh Mac (10-11) and Love Oasis (5-2) loomed up to challenge, but Secret Potion fended the pair off to deny those who forced Love Oasis to 1.
8DA YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Pair off 9 Notch 10 Rarer 11 Eternal 12 Ant 13 Decrepit 16 Iolanthe 17 Tat 19 Rebecca 21 Greer 22 So far 23 Termini DOWN: 1 Spartan 2 Libretto 3 Hour 4 Antecede 5 Stan 6 Child 8 French toast 13 Dead cert 14 Intrepid 15 Starlit 18 Brass 20 Buff 21 Girl QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Loose covers 8 Mop 9 Eat 11 One-time 12 Neigh 13 Den 14 Nor 15 Stately 17 Lob 19 Ease 21 Used 23 Lots 25 Also 27 Hub 29 Bigoted 31 Act 34 Bra 36 Prawn 37 Diagram 38 Tax 39 Are 40 Mirror image DOWN: 1 Lone 2 Open 3 Skittle 4 Create 5 Vinyl 6 Rein 7 Sago 8 Model 10 Three 16 Yet 18 Bus 20 Ash 22 Sob 24 Overarm 25 Adapt 26 Border 28 Blame 30 Inner 32 Cram 33 Taxi 34 Brag 35 Rare
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Gonzaga, dubbed as the Queen of Sands as she has never lost a beach volleyball title, will pair off with Nene Bautista for RC Cola-Army A that will take on Petron Sprint 4T's Frances Molina and Maica Morada at 4:30 p.
I'll be here waiting for the floodgates to open on bar mitzvah season 2026, where the tables will feature cardboard cutouts of Russell Crowe and the tweens will pair off, two by two, as they play Coke and Pepsi, that ancient game of our suburban forefathers.
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.