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square

verb
 
 
/skweər/
[T] FINANCE to reach an agreement with someone: square sth with sb The company's full-year results will be postponed until it has squared a new agreement with its lenders. A state-owned bank had to be brought in, in order to square the deal.
[I] ( also square up) if two things that should be the same do not square, they seem different or show different results: A Superior Court judge ruled that the tape and the officers' reports "didn't square".
square the books ACCOUNTING to make sure that you have paid all the money you owe, or that you have received all the money that other people owe you: Currency traders are squaring their books ahead of the long holiday weekend.
square the circle to solve a very difficult situation or problem: He will have to square the circle of how to sell at current prices while cutting the cost of production to make a profit.
(Definition of square verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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