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settle for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with settle   /ˈset.l̩/ us    /ˈset̬-/
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: They were hoping to sell their car for £2,000, but settled for £1,500. He wants a full refund and he won't settle for anything less. She never settles for second best.
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