pair

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pair is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
pair


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Noun[change]

Singular
pair

Plural
pairs

  1. (countable) A pair is two things that go together.
    She has many pairs of shoes, but she only has one pair of pants.
    Those two make a lovely pair, don't they.

Verb[change]

Plain form
pair

Third-person singular
pairs

Past tense
paired

Past participle
paired

Present participle
pairing

  1. (transitive & intransitive) (often passive) If you pair two people or things, you put them together.
    Young women were often paired with older men.
    They paired up at the dance.

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