pair off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theypair off
he/she/itpairs off
present participlepairing off
past tensepaired off
past participlepaired off
  1. to start a romantic relationship with someone, or to bring two people together because you want them to have a relationship with each other

    All our friends seem to be pairing off.

    pair someone off with someone:

    They paired me off with a gorgeous man.

See also main entry: pair