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  • v. to get ready for a fight
  • v. to get in the fighting position
  • v. to pay back money that is owed
  • v. to face (someone) in a contest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. settle conclusively; come to terms
  • v. make square
  • v. even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing


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  • Ayres did his part well, and to the letter, bringing his division square up to the front of the return near the angle; but Crawford did not wheel to the left, as was intended.

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  • I’m in no position to square up to any NRIs; I wouldn’t know one if he came up to me and screamed ‘Badla’ in my ear.

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  • I guess if 'counts was added up, my' counts would square up better 'n theirn.

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  • Literally, to make square. Figuratively, to settle a debt.

    July 12, 2007