betroth (someone or oneself) to (someone)

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betroth (someone or oneself) to (someone)

1. To arrange a marriage between two people. Is it true that Lady Edith's family really betrothed her to that horrid man?
2. To agree or vow to marry someone. A: "Why would Alice betroth herself to someone so disreputable?" B: Well, he does have money."
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

betroth someone to someone

to promise someone in marriage to someone else. The king betrothed his daughter to a prince from the neighboring kingdom. She betrothed herself to one of the peasant boys from the village.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Although key details of the incident remain unknown, reports in the media indicate that the suspected herdsman had reached out to the deceased woman, who had been betrothed to him, to spend the Eid-el-Fitr festive break (Monday June 3 and Tuesday June 4) at his place.