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pair /peə/
  • danh từ
    • đôi, cặp
      • a pair of gloves: đôi găng tay
      • pair of horses: cặp ngựa
    • cặp vợ chồng; đôi đực cái, đôi trống mái (loài vật)
    • chiếc; cái (đồ vật có hai bộ phận)
      • a pair of scissor: cái kéo
      • where is the pair to this sock?: chiếc tất kia đâu rồi?
    • (chính trị) cặp (nghị sĩ ở hai đảng đối lập thoả thuận cùng không bỏ phiếu); người kết đôi (một trong hai nghị sĩ ở hai đảng đối lạp thoả thuận cùng không bỏ phiếu)
      • I cannot find a pair: tôi không tìm được người kết đôi (trong việc bỏ phiếu)
    • in pairs
      • từng đôi, từng cặp
    • pairs of stairs
      • pair of steps
        • cầu thang, tầng gác
      • that is another pair of shoes
        • đó lại là vấn đề khác
    • ngoại động từ
      • ghép đôi, ghép cặp
      • cho yêu nhau, cho lấy nhau (đôi trai gái)
      • nội động từ
        • kết đôi, sánh cặp
        • yêu nhau, lấy nhau (đôi trai gái); kết đôi với nhau (con đực con cái, con trống con mái)
        • to pair off
          • ghép từng đôi một; hợp thành từng đôi; kết đôi (trong việc thoả thuận không bỏ phiếu ở nghị trường)
        • to pair off with
          • (thông tục) kết duyên với
    Concise Dictionary
    pairs|paired|pairingper /peə
    +a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    +two items of the same kind
    +two people considered as a unit
    +a poker hand with 2 cards of the same value
    +form a pair or pairs
    +bring two objects, ideas, or people together
    +occur in pairs
    +arrange in pairs
    +make love

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 couple, twosome, two of a kind, set of two, matched set, duo, dyad, twins, double, doublet; brace, span, yoke, team, tandem:
    A pair of silver candelabra disappeared during the party.
    2 match (up), mate, pair off or up, team (up), put together, partner, twin, double, join, unite, yoke; wed, marry, join in wedlock or in holy matrimony:
    Pair these gloves for me, would you? Husbands may not pair off with wives for the next dance.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    noun, verb
    + noun
    two things the same
    1 [C] two things of the same type, especially when they are used or worn together: a pair of gloves / shoes / earrings + a huge pair of eyes + The vase is one of a matching pair. + a pair of aces / kings (= two playing cards that have the same value)
    two parts joined
    2 [C] an object consisting of two parts that are joined together: a pair of trousers / pants / jeans + a pair of glasses / binoculars / scissors
    Help Note: A plural verb is sometimes used with pair in the singular in senses 1 and 2. In informal AmE some people use pair as a plural form: three pair of shoes. This is not considered correct in written English.
    two people
    3 [C+sing./pl. v.] two people who are doing sth together or who have a particular relationship: Get pairs of students to act out the dialogue in front of the class. + (informal) I've had enough of the pair of you!
    Help Note: In BrE a plural verb is usually used: A pair of children were kicking a ball about. + The pair are planning a trip to India together.
    two animals / birds
    4 [C+sing./pl. v.] two animals or birds of the same type that are breeding together: a breeding pair + a pair of swans + pair bonding (= the process of animals forming a pair for breeding)
    two horses
    5 [C] two horses working together to pull a carriage: a carriage and pair
    See also - AU PAIR
    Idioms: a pair of hands (informal) a person who can do, or is doing, a job: We need an extra pair of hands if we're going to finish on time. + Colleagues regard him as a safe pair of hands (= sb who can be relied on to do a job well).
    in pairs in groups of two objects or people: Students worked in pairs on the project.
    I've only got one pair of hands (spoken) used to say that you are too busy to do anything else
    + verb
    make groups of two
    1 [VN] [usually passive] ~ A with B
    ~ A and B (together) to put people or things into groups of two: Each blind student was paired with a sighted student. + All the shoes on the floor were neatly paired.
    of animals / birds
    2 [V] (technical) to come together in order to breed: Many of the species pair for life.
    Phrasal Verbs: pair off (with sb)
    pair sb<->off (with sb) 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.
    pair up (with sb)
    pair sb<->up (with sb) to come together or to bring two people together to work, play a game, etc.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 two things the same


    a matching pair of vases
    | identical


    in a/the ~
    Answer one question in each pair.
    | in ~s
    These candlesticks only come in pairs.
    | ~ of
    a pair of shoes


    one of a pair
    one of a pair of crystal vases

    2 people who are connected


    inseparable | good | happy
    (= a newly married couple)
    | odd
    They make an odd pair.


    The pair were matched for age.
    | make
    I thought they would make a good pair so I arranged for them to meet.


    in a/the ~
    The students worked in pairs.

    3 male and female animal




    breed, mate


    ~ of
    a pair of swans nesting by the river

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