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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
(Definition of square off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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.
(Definition of square off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"square off" in Business English

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square off

phrasal verb with square uk   us   /skweər/ verb
if two ​people, ​groups, or ​organizationssquare off, they ​start to ​compete or argue with each other: State and ​federalagencies 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)
Translations of “square off”
in Chinese (Simplified) 摆好架势(准备迎战)…
in Turkish birisiyle tartışmaya/yarışmaya/kavgaya hazırlanmak…
in Russian готовиться к бою…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擺好架勢(準備迎戰)…
in Polish zmierzyć się…
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