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pair sb off

phrasal verb with pair uk   /peər/  us   /per/ verb [I,T]
to ​introduce two ​people to each other so that they will ​start a ​romanticrelationship: I ​managed to ​pair my ​bestfriend Sue off with Mike.

pair (sb) off

phrasal verb with pair uk   /peər/  us   /per/ verb [I,T]
If a ​group of ​peoplepair 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 ​practisetheirconversationalskills.
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