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pair

noun [C] uk   /peər/ us    /per/
A2 two things of the same appearance and size that are intended to be used together, or something that consists of two parts joined together: a pair of shoes/gloves a pair of scissors/glasses I can't find a matching pair of socks. He packed two pairs of trousers and four shirts. I'd like you to do this exercise in pairs (= in groups of two). two people who have a romantic relationship or are doing something together: They seem a very happy pair. What have you pair been up to? two animals that come together to have sex and produce young: a breeding pair a mated pair of swans
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