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.
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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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He alleged that the woman's family wanted to fleece money from him before marrying her off.
Melanie Ross and Caleb Nelson contest with one another for a struggling mercantile business; at first Caleb is determined to get her out of the way by marrying her off, but gradually Caleb realizes his growing attraction to her - he doesn't want her to marry another man.
We are planning on holding a shotgun wedding and marrying her off to someone, anyone, we're not bothered really.
Hanan's mother in the drama, played by Raja, attempts to help her daughter and so decides to get married herself and have her daughter practice her duties by marrying her off.
An aunt from India invites herself into their household at their father's okay and shakes their carefully constructed defenses: if only they can get her out of their home by marrying her off, life can return to normal arm's-length.