pair up

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pair up(
pehr
 
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to join together; sometimes used with "with")
a. formar pareja
The teacher told us to pair up with a classmate to answer the questions.La maestra nos dijo que formáramos pareja con un compañero para responder las preguntas.
b. unirse
The two building companies paired up for this project.Las dos empresas constructoras se unieron para este proyecto.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to join)
a. emparejar
During the workshop, the facilitator paired up the attendants to discuss a document.Durante el taller, el facilitador emparejó a los asistentes para debatir un documento.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. formen pareja (plural)
Pair up with the person sitting next to you and share the documents, please.Formen pareja con la persona que esté sentada junto a ustedes y compartan los documentos, por favor.
b. formen parejas
Children, pair up please!Niños, formen parejas, por favor.
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pair up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. hacer pareja, emparejarse
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pair up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
formar pareja(s)
Harry asked us to pair up with the person next to us and form teams he paired up with Timothy, but they lost eventually
pair up with the person next to you forme pareja con la persona de al lado
transitive verb
[+socks, shoes, gloves] emparejar; [+people] poner formando pareja
pairing up the shoes again was very difficult
in the final I was paired up with a French teacher me pusieron formando pareja con un profesor de francés para la final
smokers and nonsmokers are paired up as roommates experiments in which astrologers attempt to pair up horoscopes with descriptions of individuals the children had thrown their shoes anywhere when they took them off to use the trampoline and /it proved very difficult to pair them up again/ now there are only a few pandas left, but /when paired up in zoos/, they turn their backs on one another
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