pair off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pair off" in British English

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pair off

phrasal verb with pair uk   /peər/  us   /per/ verb [I,T]
to ​begin a ​romantic or ​sexualrelationship with someone: All my ​friendsseem to be pairing off and getting ​married. Ravens ​nest very early in the ​spring and they ​pair off in the late ​autumn.
(Definition of pair off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pair off" in American English

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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 ​startedacross the ​ice.
(Definition of pair off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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