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marry off

To set up one's child, especially a daughter, to be married to someone so as to no longer be financially responsible for them. A noun or pronoun can be used between "marry" and "off." Despite social advancements in the country, there is still a culture of marrying off one's daughters at the earliest possible time to someone of great wealth or status. I wish you would stop trying to marry me off whenever we're at a large gathering of people—I'll get married if and when I'm ready, thank you very much.
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marry someone off (to someone)

to manage to get someone married to someone and out of the house or family. Her parents wanted nothing more than to marry her off to a doctor. They married off their children soon.
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I took rooms with an old couple, early settlers in Lincoln, who had married off their children and now lived quietly in their house at the edge of town, near the open country.
She had proved an excellent wife to one of our most tedious ambassadors, and having buried her husband properly in a marble mausoleum, which she had herself designed, and married off her daughters to some rich, rather elderly men, she devoted herself now to the pleasures of French fiction, French cookery, and French esprit when she could get it.
In that case, Lady Stutfield, they should be married off in a week to some plain respectable girl, in order to teach them not to meddle with other people's property.
A 14-year-old Meru girl who was married off to a man who paid miraa worth Sh10,000 as dowry has been rescued.
Animated adventure for young corgi Rex (Jack Whitehall) who is a favourite at Buckingham Palace but faces being married off to Donald Trump's dog Mitzi.
Sources alleged that the girl was married off with Fiyaz, 13, on June 10.
Summary: New York [USA], Jun 8 (ANI): The UNICEF has, after its first-ever in-depth analysis of child grooms, stated that an estimated 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, out of which 1 in 5 children (23 million) was married off before attaining the age of 15.
According to FIA, a woman from Lahore was married off to a Chinese national after her father was approached by an 'agent' claiming to run a marriage bureau.
According to police, Saima Bibi, daughter of Sarwar, was married off to Shabbir, son of Manzoor Ahmed of village 49/2L sometime ago.
According to the FIA, a woman from Lahore was married off to a Chinese national after her father was approached by an 'agent' claiming to run a marriage bureau.
Early marriage is an old issue of Pakistan but it came in the headlines once again after the case of two minor Hindu sisters Raveena and Reena were married off after converting to Islam.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court on Wednesday ordered that a teenage Christian girl - who was allegedly kidnapped, forcibly converted and married off to a Muslim man in Faisalabad - be handed back to her parents.
One of the sons was mentally-impaired, while two other daughters had been married off. The victim's father had retired as a manager from the National Bank of Pakistan.
A 16-year-old girl from Ihiala in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, Miss Chinwe, who was married off by her family to a 56-year-old man, Igwilo, has been rescued.
While narrating her story to fellow students at Banisa Girls Secondary School in Mandera, Habiba said she was married off to a man older than her own father."I realised I was being married off to a man who was older than my father to be his third wife," she said.