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married

adjective
     
mar‧ried S2 W2
1 having a husband or a wife:
Are you married or single?
They've been married for eight years.
Married men earn 70 percent more than single men.
married to
Nicole is married to my brother.
We're getting married (=marrying) next month.
When she first came to London, she was newly married and out of work.
So, how do you like married life?
! Do not say 'be married with' someone or 'get married with' someone. Say be married to someone or get married to someone.
2

be married to something

to give most of your time and attention to a job or activity:
I was married to my job.
WORD FOCUS: married WORD FOCUS: married
single not married
divorced
if you are divorced, you have officially ended your marriage to someone
engaged
if you are engaged to be married, you have formally agreed to marry someone in the future
widowed
if you are widowed, your husband or wife has died
be living together
to be living as a couple in the same house without being married
spouse
formal the person you are married to
partner
your husband, wife, boyfriend, or girlfriend
marital status
whether you are single or married - used on official forms

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