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English definition of “square up to sb/sth”

square up to sb/sth

UK (US face up to sb/sth)
verb uk phrasal verb with square   /skweər/ us    /skwer/
to deal with a problem or difficult person bravely and with determination: I thought she squared up to the situation admirably.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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