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English definition of “square off”

square off

phrasal verb with square     /skweər/ verb
if two people , groups , or organizations square off, they start to compete or argue with each other: State and federal agencies are squaring off over claims that the state is sitting on millions of dollars that should be used for hurricane recovery .
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