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settle down

phrasal verb with settle uk   /ˈset.l̩/  us   /ˈset̬-/ verb
  • (MAKE HOME)

C1 to ​startliving in a ​place where you ​intend to ​stay for a ​longtime, usually with ​yourpartner: Eventually I'd like to ​settle down and have a ​family, but not ​yet.

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settle down

phrasal verb with settle  us   /ˈset̬·əl/ verb
to ​becomequieter: OK, everybody, settle down. Someone who settles down ​acceptsresponsibilities and ​lives a ​calmerlife: He settled down after he ​married Vicki.
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