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Overview of noun pairing

The noun pairing has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union

(the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring")

2. pairing

(the act of grouping things or people in pairs)


Overview of verb pair

The verb pair has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) pair, pair off, partner off, couple

(form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off")

2. (2) match, mate, couple, pair, twin

(bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project")

3. pair, geminate

(occur in pairs)

4. pair, geminate

(arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers")

5. copulate, mate, pair, couple

(engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")

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