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1pair/ˈpeɚ/noun
pluralpairsorpair
1pair
/ˈpeɚ/
noun
pluralpairsorpair
Learner's definition of PAIR  
[count]
: two things that are the same and are meant to be used together
: a thing that has two parts which are joined
: two people who are related in some way or who do something together
: two animals that mate together

in pairs

: in a group of two people or things
2pair/ˈpeɚ/verb
pairspairedpairing
2pair
/ˈpeɚ/
verb
pairspairedpairing
Learner's definition of PAIR  
[+ object]
: to put (two people or things) together — often used as (be) paired

pair off

[phrasal verb]
: to join together in a romantic relationship
pair off or pair (someone or something) off or pair off (someone or something)  : to join with someone or something else to form a group of two

pair up

[phrasal verb]
pair up or pair (someone or something) up or pair up (someone or something) 
: to join together or to cause (two people or things) to join together for a purpose, job, etc.
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