Meaning of “pair off” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “pair off” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pair off

phrasal verb with pair us /peər/ verb [ I/T ]

to form a group of two:

The skaters, six girls and six boys, paired off and started across the ice.

(Definition of “pair off” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)