pair (someone) up with (someone)

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Definition of pair (someone) up with (someone)

: 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.

Word by Word Definitions

pair play
  1. : two corresponding things designed for use together

  2. : two corresponding bodily parts or members

  3. : something made up of two corresponding pieces

  1. : to make a pair of

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

  3. : to arrange a voting pair between

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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