Put two persons together; also, become one of a couple, as in Jean mentally paired off her guests whenever she planned a party, or All the tennis players had to pair off for a round of doubles matches. [Late 1600s]
Also, pair up. Make a pair of, match, as in I always have trouble pairing up their socks. [Early 1900s]
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How to use pair off in a sentence
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
Aaron Paul may play a young Han Solo in the first Star Wars spin-off.Juiciest ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Rumors (and Some Debunked Ones)|Rich Goldstein|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He stood, with the air of a hero, both arms extended towards the amazed pair of lovers.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Under the long lashes of low lids a pair of eyes black and insolent set off the haughty lines of her scarlet lips.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Here the pair reached the "Dun Cow" and retired to their respective quarters.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Since words have different meanings, we may sometimes find that a pair of words exemplify all three Laws, as plough and sword.Assimilative Memory|Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)