marry off

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marry off

To set up one's child, especially a daughter, to be married to someone else so as to no longer be financially responsible for them. A noun or pronoun is used either before or after "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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Up in Scotland, Ann is having a rough time of it too, especially when she hears Captain Sutherland is planning to marry her off to his penniless cousin.
The victim's brother-in-law verified the girl's claim and added he had kept her with his family because the parents wanted to marry her off.
As she told him about her parents' wish to marry her off to another man, the suspect attacked and injured her seriously.
Maria's parents had resolved to marry her off immediately after her primary education.
26-year-old Sana Cheema reportedly expressed a desire to marry a man of her choice in Italy, which enraged her family members who wanted to marry her off to their relative.
class="MsoNormalSo determined was her father to marry her off, that she again handed her over to another man.
The girl, who lives with her grandmother said through her lawyer, Ado Ali, that she wants the court to order her father to marry her off to her heartthrob.
The girl was placed in the care of a children's home - while her mum concocted the plan to marry her off.
However, it later transpired that her parents wished to marry her off against her will, thus brought her to Pakistan.
It later emerged that her parents wished to marry her off against her will.
According to the police, the girl's father, identified as Ghulam Mustafa, wanted to marry her off to his relative but Sana wanted to marry of her own choice in Italy.
Patna: A teenage girl in Bihar foiled her family's plan to marry her off after she shot off an emotional letter to the head of the district, urging him to intervene urgently.
The parents of Maarib Al Hishmawi, a 16-year-old Iraqi teenager, had agreed to marry her off to a man who would pay $20,000 (Dh73,462) for her hand, according to The Washington Post report.