pair off

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pair off

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

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

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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