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settle down

phrasal verb with settle uk   /ˈset.l̩/  us   /ˈset̬-/ verb

(FEEL COMFORTABLE)

B2 (also settle into somewhere) to become familiar with a place and to feel happy and confident in it: She quickly settled down in her new house/job/school.
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(MAKE HOME)

C1 to start living in a place where you intend to stay for a long time, usually with your partner: Eventually I'd like to settle down and have a family, but not yet.
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