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English definition of “settle”

settle

verb [I or T, usually + adv/prep] (MAKE COMFORTABLE)    /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/
to relax into a comfortable position: After dinner we settled in front of the television for the evening. The dentist told her patient to settle back in the chair. He settled himself down with a newspaper, and waited for the train to arrive.Comfortable and uncomfortable
(Definition of settle verb (MAKE COMFORTABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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