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1 settle /ˈsɛtl̟/ verb
settles; settled; settling
1 settle
/ˈsɛtl̟/
verb
settles; settled; settling
Learner's definition of SETTLE
: to end (something, such as an argument) by reaching an agreement
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to make a final decision about (something) : decide
often used as (be) settled
: to move to a place and make it your home
[no object]
[+ object]
often used as (be) settled
always followed by an adverb or preposition : to put or place (someone) in a comfortable position
[+ object]
[no object]
[no object] : to begin to feel comfortable in a new place, job, position, etc. + in or into
[+ object] : to make (someone or something) quiet or calm
[no object] : to become quiet or calm
[+ object] : to relieve pain and discomfort in (the stomach)
[no object]
: to move slowly downward : to sink gradually
: to go or fall down to a surface
see also the dust settles at 1dust
: to stop flying, moving, etc., and rest on something often + on
often used figuratively
: to pay money that is owed
[no object]
often + with or up
[+ object]
[+ object]
: to arrange who will be given control or ownership of (a property, business, etc.)
: to put (something) in order so that nothing else needs to be done

settle a/the score

see 1score

settle down

[phrasal verb]
: to become quiet, calm, or orderly
settle (someone or something) down or settle down (someone or something) : to make (someone or something) quiet, calm, or orderly
: to begin to live a quiet and steady life by getting a regular job, getting married, etc.
: to put yourself into a comfortable position
: to become quiet and begin giving your attention to something

settle for

[phrasal verb]
settle for (something)
: to be happy or satisfied with (something) : to accept (something)

settle on/upon

[phrasal verb]
settle on/upon (something or someone) : to choose (something or someone) after thinking about other possible choices
settle (something) on (someone) chiefly British : to arrange to give (money or property) to (someone)
2 settle /ˈsɛtl̟/ noun
plural settles
2 settle
/ˈsɛtl̟/
noun
plural settles
Learner's definition of SETTLE
[count]
: a long wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and often with space under the seat which can be used to store things
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