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English definition of “square off”

square off

 /ˈskwer ˈɔf, ˈskwær/
verb [T] phrasal verb with square  /skwer, skwær/ us  
to oppose someone in a competition or prepare to fight someone: Bradley is expected to square off with Cook in the next election.
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