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  1. settle

    • IPA[ˈsɛt(ə)l]

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    • v.
      resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem);end (a legal dispute) by mutual agreement
    • verb: settle, 3rd person present: settles, gerund or present participle: settling, past tense: settled, past participle: settled

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    • v.
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    • 1. resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem):

      the unions have settled their year-long dispute with Hollywood producers

    • 2. end (a legal dispute) by mutual agreement:

      if the dispute was not settled it was possible there would be strike action

      he sued for libel and then settled out of court

    • 3. reach a decision about; determine:

      exactly what goes into the legislation has not been settled

      they had not yet settled on a date for the wedding

    • 4. accept or agree to (something that one considers to be less than satisfactory):

      it was too cold for champagne so they settled for a cup of tea

    • 5. pay (a debt or account):

      his bill was settled by charge card

      I settled up with your brother for my board and lodging

    • 6. give money or property to (someone) through a deed of settlement or a will:

      he offered to settle £150 a year on her

    • 7. adopt a more steady or secure style of life, especially in a permanent job and home:

      one day I will settle down and raise a family

    • 8. make one's permanent home somewhere:

      in 1863 the family settled in London

    • 9. move with a group of others to live in a new country or area:

      European immigrants settled much of Australia

    • 10. begin to feel comfortable or established in a new situation:

      he had settled into his new job

    • 11. turn one's attention to; apply oneself to:

      Catherine settled down to her studies

    • 12. become or make calmer or quieter:

      after a few months the controversy settled down

      try to settle your puppy down before going to bed

    • 13. silence (a troublesome person) by some means:

      he told me to hold my tongue or he would find a way to settle me

    • 14. sit or come to rest in a comfortable position:

      he settled into an armchair

    • 15. make (someone) comfortable in a particular place or position:

      she allowed him to settle her in the taxi

    • 16. move or adjust (something) so that it rests securely:

      she settled her bag on her shoulder

    • 17. (especially of snow) fall on to a surface and remain there:

      traffic came to a standstill after the snow began to settle

      dust from the mill had settled on the roof

    • 18. (of suspended particles) sink slowly in a liquid to form sediment.
    • 19. (of a liquid) become clear or still as suspended particles sink:

      he watched his pint settling

    • 20. (of an object or objects) gradually sink down under its or their own weight:

      they listened to the soft ticking and creaking as the house settled

    • 21. (of a ship) begin to sink:

      the craft was settling nose-down in the water

    • ph. have revenge on

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    • ph. have revenge on

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    • ph. take revenge on someone for something that they have done in the past

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    • ph. take revenge on someone for something that they have done in the past

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    • ph. determine who shall succeed someone

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    • ph. determine who shall succeed someone

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    • IPA[ˈsedl]

    美式

    • v.
      resolve or reach an agreement about (an argument or problem):
    • every effort was made to settle the dispute

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    • IPA[ˈsɛt(ə)l]

    英式

    • n.
      a wooden bench with a high back and arms, typically incorporating a box under the seat.

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    • IPA[ˈsedl]

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    • n.
      a wooden bench with a high back and arms, typically incorporating a box under the seat.

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