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1. coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union, sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity

usage: 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, grouping

usage: the act of grouping things or people in pairs

Verb


1. pair, pair off, partner off, couple, unite, unify

usage: form a pair or pairs; "The two old friends paired off"

2. match, mate, couple, pair, twin, join, bring together

usage: 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

usage: occur in pairs

4. pair, geminate, arrange, set up

usage: arrange in pairs; "Pair these numbers"

5. copulate, mate, pair, couple, join, conjoin

usage: engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"

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