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English definition of “settle”


verb [I] (MOVE LOWER)    /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/
C1 to move to a lower level and stay there; to drop : The house had been empty for years , and dust had settled on all the surfaces . Do you think the snow will settle (= remain on the ground and other surfaces without melting )? The contents of this packet may settle (= fall towards the bottom of the container and so seem to be less).Boarding and alighting from modes of transport
(Definition of settle verb (MOVE LOWER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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