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Definition of “settle” - Learner’s Dictionary

settle

verb     /ˈsetl/
ARGUMENT [T] B2 If you settle an argument, you solve the problem and stop arguing: to settle a dispute Solving and solutions
LIVE [I] B2 to start living in a place where you are going to live for a long time: He travelled around Europe for years before finally settling in Vienna.Accommodating people
DECIDE [T] B2 to decide or arrange something: [often passive] Right, that's settled. We're going to Spain.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingDecisions and deciding
RELAX [I, T] to relax into a comfortable position: I yawned, and settled back on the sofa. [often reflexive] She settled herself into the chair opposite.Comfortable and uncomfortable
PAY [T] If you settle a bill or a debt, you pay the money that you owe: I've got some bills to settle.AccountingPaying and spending money
MOVE DOWN [I] to move down towards the ground or the bottom of something and then stay there: Do you think the snow will settle? →  See also the dust settles Moving downwardsFalling and droppingStaying and remainingWaiting
(Definition of settle from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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