Meaning of “square off” in the English Dictionary

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"square off" in British English

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square off

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phrasal verb with square uk /skweər/ us /skwer/ verb

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"square off" in American English

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square off

/ˈskwer ˈɔf, ˈskwær/
phrasal verb with square us /skwer, skwær/ verb [ T ]

to oppose someone in a competition or prepare to fight someone:

Bradley is expected to square off with Cook in the next election.

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"square off" in Business English

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square off

phrasal verb with square uk /skweər/ us verb

if two people, groups, or organizations square off, they start to compete or argue with each other:

State and federal agencies are squaring off over claims that the state is sitting on millions of dollars that should be used for hurricane recovery.

(Definition of “square off” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)