partner up

partner up (with someone or something)

1. To form a pair or partnership with another person or organization in order to perform some activity together. We're partnering up with GlobalTech to create a new line of Wi-Fi-enabled home appliances. We partnered up to solve the crime. OK, everyone, partner up so we can start our next dance lesson!
2. To arrange for someone or some organization to form a pair in order to perform some activity or achieve some task. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "partner" and "up." The teacher partnered students up to work on the geography project. Our agency partners up applicants with companies best suited to their skills and motivations.
See also: partner, someone, up

partner up

v.
1. To arrange some things or people in groups of two: The gym teacher partnered up the students and started a tennis tournament. The organizer partnered us up with some new volunteers.
2. To form pairs or a pair; become partners: The dance students partnered up and started to waltz.
See also: partner, up
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Since mid-2017, long-time TerraCycle partner UPS has been involved both with the design and testing of the Loop Tote as well as testing primary package designs for e-commerce shipment.
Each CPG partner is responsible for their own package design, aided by guidelines and best practices developed by TerraCycle and logistics partner UPS. Through testing procedures conducted at its Package Design and Test Lab in Addison, IL, UPS identified solutions to mitigate material breakdowns, products leaks, exterior package designs that show signs of fatigue after limited use, and scratches on metal containers caused by metal closures.
TCS, along with its international partner UPS, provided the required logistics support to NED Racers to securely move their innovative vehicle between Karachi and Canada, and will now assure its safe arrival back to Pakistan, free of cost.
The earliest participants included APL, Ltd., with its air partner SkyLease; American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC), with its air partner National Air Cargo (NAC); and Liberty Global Logistics, with its air partner UPS.
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