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English definition of “square (sth) with sth”

square (sth) with sth

verb uk phrasal verb with square   /skweər/ us    /skwer/
to match or agree with something, or to think that one thing is acceptable together with another thing: Her story doesn't quite square with the evidence. I don't think I could spend that much money on a jacket - I couldn't square it with my conscience (= I would feel too guilty).Balance and imbalance
(Definition of square (sth) with sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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