March 13, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
pair off /ˈpeɚˈɑːf/ verb
pair off
/ˈpeɚˈɑːf/
verb

pairs off; paired off; pairing off

Penguins pair off during the mating season.
Penguins pair off during the mating season.
Learner's definition of PAIR OFF

[phrasal verb]

1 : to join together in a romantic relationship

  • He hated being single while his friends were pairing off and having kids.

2 pair off or pair (someone or something) off or pair off (someone or something) : to join with someone or something else to form a group of two

  • People paired off for the next dance.

  • She paired the students off. = She paired off the students.

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