marry off

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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.
See also: marry, off

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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Samina and Tasawur Bibi of Kot Momin tehsil, some 50 kilometres from here, told the media that they belonged to poor families and their parents married them off to Chinese men, who assured their parents they will keep the girls in Lahore and arrange business for the families.
From the rounds she had earlier made of various schools as a convenor of Social Watch Philippines, Briones observed that fewer girls made it to Grade 6 because many parents married them off at a young age, which she said contributed to the high incidence of teenage pregnancy in the country.
If the parents of these girls had married them off when they attained puberty and began to have sexual feelings, these girls would have been living clean lives without sin with their husbands," she said.
One of the girls, Isha, narrated her ordeal, saying that Javed took her and her sister to Islamabad on the pretext of jobs, but forcefully married them off to Chinese men, threatening that if they didn't sign the marriage documents they would be killed.