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partner

noun [C] uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/ us    /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
a person or organization you are closely involved with in some way: He gave up his job as a police officer after his partner was killed. The two companies are partners in a contract to build a new power station.B2 one of the owners of a company: He's a partner in an insurance company/a law firm.B1 the person you are married to or living with as if married to them, or the person you are having a sexual relationship with: I've invited David and his partner over for dinner.A2 one of a pair of dancers or one of a pair who are playing a sport or a game together, especially when the pair are playing as a team
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verb [T] uk   /ˈpɑːt.nər/ us    /ˈpɑːrt.nɚ/
If you partner someone in a sport, a game, or a dance, you act as that person's partner.
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