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Definition of pair verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pair
    he / she / it pairs
    past simple paired
    -ing form pairing
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    make groups of two
  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] to put people or things into groups of two pair A with B Each blind student was paired with a sighted student. pair A and B (together) All the shoes on the floor were neatly paired.
  2. of animals/birds
  3. 2[intransitive] (technology) to come together in order to breed Many of the species pair for life.
  4. Phrasal Verbspair off (with somebody)pair up (with somebody)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pair