pair off

phrasal verb
paired off; pairing off; pairs off

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.

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