Translation of "settle" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈset.əl/ us /ˈset̬.əl/

settle verb (AGREE)

B2 [ T ] to reach a decision or an agreement about something, or to end a disagreement

Good, that's all settled - you send out the invitations for the party, and I'll organize the food. 好,那就这么定了——你发聚会的请帖,我来准备吃的。
[ + question word ] They haven't yet settled when the wedding is going to be. 他们还没有确定婚礼在什么时候举行。
"The tickets are €40 each." "Well, that settles that - I can't afford that much." “入场券每张40英镑。”“好吧,那就算了吧,我付不起那么多钱。”
I'd like to get this matter settled once and for all (= reach a final decision on it). 我想把这件事了结了。

B2 [ I or T ] to arrange something

The details of the contract have not yet been settled. 合同的细节问题仍然没有谈妥。
Our lawyer advised us that it would be better to settle out of court (= reach an agreement in a legal case without it being decided in a court of law). 我们的律师建议我们最好在庭外和解。
It took months to settle (= bring to an end) the dispute/strike. 用了好几个月的时间才解决这次争端/结束这次罢工。
My father and I have agreed finally to settle our differences (= stop arguing). 我和我父亲最终同意不再争论。

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settle verb (MAKE COMFORTABLE)

[ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] to relax into a comfortable position

After dinner we settled in front of the television for the evening. 晚饭后,我们舒舒服服地坐在电视机前。
The dentist told her patient to settle back in the chair. 牙医让病人靠在椅子上放松。
He settled himself down with a newspaper, and waited for the flight to arrive. 他安逸地坐下来看报纸,等候火车到来。

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settle verb (LIVE)

B2 [ I usually + adv/prep ] to go and live somewhere, especially permanently

After they got married, they settled in Brooklyn. 他们结婚后在布赖顿定居下来。

[ I or T, often passive ] to arrive, especially from another country, in a new place and start to live there and use the land

America was first settled by people who came across from Asia over 25,000 years ago. 2.5万年前,从亚洲来的移民首次在美洲安家落户。

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settle verb (MOVE LOWER)

C1 [ I ] to move to a lower level and stay there; to drop

The house had been empty for years, and dust had settled on all the surfaces. 这座房子多年来一直空着,所有东西上面都落了一层灰。
Do you think the snow will settle (= remain on the ground and other surfaces without melting)? 你认为会积雪吗?
The contents of this package may settle (= fall towards the bottom of the container and so seem to be less). 包里的东西可压实一些。

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settle verb (PAY)

C2 [ I or T ] to pay, especially money that you owe

Please settle your account/bill without further delay. 请立即付清账款/账单,勿再拖延。
It took the insurance company months to settle my claim. 保险公司用了好几个月才付清我的理赔金。
formal Payment of your account is now overdue, and we must ask you to settle (= pay the money you owe) immediately. 您账上的款项已逾期未付,我们必须请您马上付清。

settle verb (QUIET)

[ I or T ] to become quiet and calm, or to make something or someone do this

The weather is expected to settle towards the end of the week. 天气预计会在周末时稳定下来。
I'll call you back as soon as I've settled the kids for the night. 我把孩子们安顿下来睡觉后,就马上给你回电话。
Before a performance, she takes three deep breaths to settle her nerves. 在演出之前,她会深呼吸3次来平定紧张的情绪。
We're very busy this week, but things should settle (down) a bit after the weekend. 我们这个星期很忙,不过周末之后事情应该会少一点儿。
UK Joe's parents are very worried about him because he doesn't seem to be able to settle to (= to give his whole attention to) anything. 乔的父母很为他担心,因为乔似乎做什么事都不能够安下心来。

settle verb (BE IN A CERTAIN STATE)

[ I + adv/prep ] to reach and remain at a certain level or in a certain state

The pound rose slightly against the dollar today, then settled at $1.53. 英镑对美元的汇率今天略有上升,之后便停留在1.53美元的价位上。
A peaceful expression settled on her face. 她脸上现出一副平静的神色。
After the recent riots, an uneasy calm has settled on the city. 最近的暴乱平息后,城里笼罩着一种令人不安的平静气氛。

(Translation of “settle” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)