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English definition of “square off”

square off

US phrasal verb with square     /skweər/ US  /skwer/ verb
to prepare to fight, compete, or argue with someone: The two giants in the fast-food industry are squaring off this month with the most aggressive advertising campaigns yet.Competing in sportCompeting and contending (non-sporting)FightingCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
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