pair somebody off (with somebody)

pair somebody off (with somebody)
ˌpair ˈoff (with sb) | ˌpair sbˈoff (with sb) derived
to come together, especially in order to have a romantic relationship; to bring two people together for this purpose

It seemed that all her friends were pairing off.

He's always trying to pair me off with his cousin.

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