Pair off – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1.To pair off is to start a romantic relationship.

Examples of use:

a) Eileen and Pete met while on the same cruise last summer, and paired off in the last week of their holiday.

b) Everyone in our group started pairing off and I was left on my own.

2. To pair somebody off with somebody is to introduce two people to each other, in the hope that they will start a romantic relationship.

Examples of use:

a) Will you stop trying to pair me off with your brother!

b) I think my parents are trying to pair me off with their accountant.

infinitive
pair off
present simple
pair off and pairs off
-ing form
pairing off
past simple
paired off
past participle
paired off

Has somebody tried to pair you off with someone?

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