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English definition of “pair (sb) off”

pair (sb) off

phrasal verb with pair     /peər/ US  /per/ verb
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 .Acting, being or existing together
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