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English definition of “settle down”

settle down

verb uk phrasal verb with settle   /ˈset.l̩/ us    /ˈset̬-/

(FEEL COMFORTABLE)

B2 (also settle into somewhere) to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it: She quickly settled down in her new house/job/school.Adapting and attuning to somethingAdapting and modifying Changing

(MAKE HOME)

C1 to start living in a place where you intend to stay for a long time, usually with your partner: Eventually I'd like to settle down and have a family, but not yet.Living or sleeping somewhere
(Definition of settle down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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