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pair (sb) off

phrasal verb with pair uk   /peər/  us   /per/ verb [I,T]
If a group of people pair off, they divide into pairs in order to do something, and if you pair them off, you divide them into pairs: The students paired off to practise their conversational skills.
Translations of “pair (sb) off”
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩人一組結成對, 把(一組人)分成幾對…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两人一组结成对, 把(一组人)分成几对…
(Definition of pair (sb) off phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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