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Noun pairing has 2 senses
  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"
    --1 is a kind of sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
    --1 has particulars:
     assortative mating; disassortative mating; hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing; inbreeding; servicing, service
    Derived form: verb pair5
  2. pairing - the act of grouping things or people in pairs
    --2 is a kind of
    --2 has particulars: buddy system; match-up, matchup
    Derived form: verb pair1
Verb pair has 5 senses
  1. pair, pair off, partner off, couple - form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"
    --1 is one way to unite, unify
    Derived forms: noun pair3, noun pairing2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  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"
    --2 is one way to join, bring together
    Derived forms: noun pair3, noun pair1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. pair, geminate - occur in pairs
    --3 is one way to occur
    Derived forms: noun pair2, noun pair1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  4. pair, geminate - arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers"
    --4 is one way to arrange, set up
    Derived form: noun pair2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. copulate, mate, pair, couple - make love; "Birds mate in the Spring"
    --5 is one way to join, conjoin
    Derived forms: noun pair3, noun pairing1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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