To form a pair or pairs; SYN. pair off, partner off, couple.
1. To take for husband or for wife by a formal ceremony; to marry; to espouse.
2. To join in marriage; to give in wedlock.
3. (Figurative) To unite as if by the affections or the bond of marriage; to attach firmly or indissolubly.
4. To join together in a dissoluble bond.