pair (someone) up with (someone)

idiom

: to join (a person) with (another person) for a purpose, job, etc.
They paired me up with a new partner for the last game.
The program pairs up volunteers with children who need help learning to read.

Examples of pair (someone) up with (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new version of the podcast will see Shaq pair up with fellow TNT Inside the NBA host Adam Lefkoe and Playmaker HQ producer Shaine Freeman. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Dec. 2023 However, this means that the excitons can pair up with equally slow-moving phonons. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Nov. 2023 Oakford Knee High Boots by DuoBoots The best pair of stylish boots to pair up with silk skirts and sweaters has arrived. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 Like a canny Bachelor contestant, Cicero can persuade another human to pair up with it. WIRED, 26 Sep. 2023 During the episode, players choose a fellow competitor to pair up with, before it’s revealed that their partner is actually their opponent in the challenge. NBC News, 16 Oct. 2021 Keanu Neal, the safety turned linebacker who worked for Quinn in Atlanta, will pair up with Parsons on passing downs. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2021 In an attempt to solve two problems at once — and fully aware of the sport’s therapeutic powers — Dr. Burke orders the flailing Colter to pair up with Ike to teach him to fly fish. Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2023 Rebel boot by Thursday Footwear For those who hate wearing heels but want a sturdy pair of heeled boots to pair up with upscale looks this spring, Thursday Footwear’s Rebel boot is an ideal addition to your closet. Nadja Sayej, Forbes, 1 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Pair (someone) up with (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pair%20%28someone%29%20up%20with%20%28someone%29. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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