settle verb (AGREE)
Good, that's all settled - you send out the invitations for the party, and I'll organize the food. 好，那就這麽決定了——你發送派對的請帖，我來準備吃的。
"The tickets are €40 each." "Well, that settles that - I can't afford that much." 「入場券每張40英鎊。」「好吧，那就算了吧，我付不起那麽多錢。」
Our lawyer advised us that it would be better to settle out of court (= reach an agreement in a legal case without it being decided in a court of law). 我們的律師建議我們最好在庭外和解。
- They had to go to court to settle the argument.
- They're still dithering about who to invite, but we really need to get it settled.
- He still needs to settle the date of the meeting.
- That's settled - I never want to see him again.
- We haven't quite settled who's responsible for what.
settle verb (MAKE COMFORTABLE)
- I settled back and waited for the film to start.
- We settled in our comfortable carriage and watched the scenery roll by.
- I couldn't seem to settle the children in bed.
- I settled myself with a cup of tea and thought about what had happened.
settle verb (LIVE)
After they got married, they settled in Brooklyn. 他們結婚後在布萊頓定居下來。
- We've moved all over the country, but I'd like to settle here now.
- The Romans settled in Britain in the first century AD.
- After decades of desert life, they settled in the mountains.
settle verb (MOVE LOWER)
The house had been empty for years, and dust had settled on all the surfaces. 這棟房子多年來一直空著，所有東西上面都積了一層灰。
Do you think the snow will settle (= remain on the ground and other surfaces without melting)? 你認爲會積雪嗎？
- The juice goes thick at the bottom when it settles.
- Snow had settled on the rooftops.
- Once dust settles in the gaps, it will not work as well.
settle verb (PAY)
settle verb (QUIET)
We're very busy this week, but things should settle (down) a bit after the weekend. 我們這個星期很忙，不過週末之後事情應該會少一點。
settle verb (BE IN A CERTAIN STATE)
The pound rose slightly against the dollar today, then settled at $1.53. 英鎊對美元的匯率今天略有上升，之後便停留在1.53美元的價位上。