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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According to police, the accused Topay Boypai, an influential villager, had been coercing Ram Singh to marry off his daughter to him, but Singh rejected it.
Although the legal age is 17, under a legal provision for "exceptional circumstances" a family can apply for the consent of the courts to legally marry off a child who is younger than the established legal age.
While the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha's ( ABHM) UP unit has declared that on Saturday, Valentine's Day, it will marry off any couple who publicly displays affection, its Mumbai wing has decided not to indulge in any such intolerant activity.
KHAIRPUR -- Sindh Police foiled an attempt to marry off a nine year old girl to a 45 year old man by raiding a house in Khairpur.
Reflecting the desultory vibes of a college graduate as she rots at home for a year to the increasing chagrin of her dad, "Tamako in Moratorium" is a bittersweet family dramedy that could be a contempo variant on Ozu's "Late Spring," only instead of trying to marry off his daughter, this doting widower only prays the lazy bum would get a job.
It revolves around some city men, desperate to marry off their daughters.
Anil Mangre blamed social pressure on him to marry off his daughter.
AN imam caught agreeing to marry off a 14-year-old girl has been welcomed back to his mosque job, despite protests from worshippers.
Once she is Queen, she works with her meddling mama to marry off her side of the family and create a York line and keep the Lancastrians out.
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.
Tenges was rejected by her three brothers, who reminded her that she was stupid to have refused to marry off her daughter when the dowry would have made her rich (Had she given in, her brothers would negotiate the bride price, receive the lion's share, and give the remainder to Tenges).
Roopi's mother, Mrs Sethi (Shabana Azmi) is delighted - maybe she will be finally able to marry off her overweight, self-conscious daughter.
"It is inhumane to marry off a girl, or a boy for that matter, when they are not physically or mentally prepared.
Underage marriage has been a hot subject especially following remarks in January by Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh who declared that it is not against Shariah to "marry off girls who are 15 and younger."
"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.