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mar·ry1 / ˈmarē/ • v. (-ries, -ried) [tr.] 1. join in marriage: I was married in church the priest who married us he was engaged to get married to Ginger. ∎  take (someone) as one's wife or husband in marriage: Eric asked me to marry him. ∎  [intr.] enter into marriage: they had no plans to marry. ∎  [intr.] (marry into) become a member of (a family) by marriage. ∎  (of a parent or guardian) give (a son or daughter) in marriage, esp. for reasons of expediency: her parents married her to a wealthy landowner. 2. cause to meet or fit together; combine: the two halves are trimmed and married up the show marries poetry with art. ∎  [intr.] meet or blend with something: most Chardonnays don't marry well with salmon. ∎  Naut. splice (ropes) end to end without increasing their girth. PHRASES: marry money inf. marry a rich person. mar·ry2 • interj. archaic expressing surprise, indignation, or emphatic assertion.

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marry marry in haste and repent at leisure proverbial saying, mid 16th century; the formula is also applied to rash steps taken in other circumstances. (Compare happy's the wooing that is not long a-doing.)
marry in May, rue for aye proverbial saying, late 17th century, but earlier in Latin. Ovid comments in his Fasti ‘if proverbs influence you, the common people say it is bad luck to marry in May.’
never marry for money, but marry where money is proverbial saying, late 19th century, distinguishing between monetary gain as a primary objective and a side benefit.

See also better to marry than to burn, marriage, a young man married.

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marry2 int. XIV (Marie). The name of the Virgin MARY used as an oath, etc.; in XVI the oath by Mary Gipcy (the Egyptian) appears to have suggested the add. of gip, gup to Mary, and, as these were used in driving horses, come up was later substituted for them, Marry come up.

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marry1 join in or enter into wedlock. XIII. — (O)F. marier :- L. marītāre, f. marītus married, husband, of uncert. orig.
So marriage XIII. — (O)F. mariage.

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