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English definition of “square up to sb/sth”

square up to sb/sth

phrasal verb with square
 
 
/skweər/ verb
to begin to compete or argue with another person, group, or organization: Three of the country's biggest supermarket groups are squaring up to banks in a battle over cash machine charges.
to deal with a difficult situation: Our biggest challenge will be squaring up to increased global competition.
(Definition of square up to sb/sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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