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pair up

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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypair up
he/she/itpairs up
present participlepairing up
past tensepaired up
past participlepaired up
  1. to form a pair, or to make two people form a pair

    Two students from each class pair up to produce a short play.

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