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settle for sth

phrasal verb with settle /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/ verb
to accept or agree to something, or to decide to have something, although it is not exactly what you want or it is not the best
无奈接受;勉强同意
They were hoping to sell their car for £2000, but settled for £1500.
他们本来希望他们的汽车能卖2000英镑,但后来只得以1500英镑卖掉了。
He wants a full refund and he won't settle for anything less.
他想全额退款,少一分也不行。
She never settles for second best.
她从不甘心于退而求其次。
Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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