marry off

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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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The government is supposed to monitor the practice and penalize those who marry off their daughters before they are psychologically and physically prepared.
The police shortly managed to round up the father and questioned him about his motives for trying to marry off his daughter.
NGOs supporting Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan report a rise in the number of families opting to marry off their daughters at a young age as a form of protection by "decent men" and insurance, in the face of widespread sexual violence in Syria.
The clerics were approached by man posing as the father of a 12-year-old, who wanted to marry off his daughter.
The days are long and the nights short for them, for they have stomachs to feed back home, sisters and daughters to marry off and sons to be groomed to take over the mantle.
Summary: JEDDAH: Mohammed Mateen's journey toward his tragic end started when his father sold their only home to marry off one of his four sisters in India.
She has slain all of the people who thwarted her efforts to marry off Roopi, and now the ghosts of these unfortunates haunt her.
Roopi's mother, Mrs Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is delighted - maybe she will be finally able to marry off her overweight, self-conscious daughter.
Roopi's mother, Mrs Sethi (Azmi) is delighted - maybe she will be finally able to marry off her overweight, self-conscious daughter.
Mrs Bennet is transformed into Mrs Bakshi (Nadira Babbar), an Indian mother determined to marry off her daughters to eligible bachelors.
The Chairperson further added that it is saddening that parents and guardians marry off their children at an early age.
It is wrong to say it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger," Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al Sheikh, the country's grand mufti, was quoted as saying.
In the letter, written in 1978, Diana said: "We have been trying to marry off Sarah to various men but have failed.
Parents of six of the thirty female students aged 12-14 have attempted to marry off their daughters in the last six months.
And frankly, it's hard to see a rush of parents wanting to marry off their children.