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pair off

Definition of pair off

  1. 1 :  to join together in a romantic relationship <He hated being single while his friends were pairing off and having kids.>

  2. 2 :  to join or to cause others to join to form a group of two <People paired off for the next dance.> <She paired the students off.>



Word by Word Definitions

pairplay
  1. :  two corresponding things designed for use together

    :  two corresponding bodily parts or members

    :  something made up of two corresponding pieces

  1. :  to cause to be a member of a pair

    :  to arrange a voting pair between

    :  to arrange in pairs

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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