Definition of 'settle'
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She circled back and settled gracefully to earth at the spot where the trampling began. A Time of War (1993)The suit was settled out of court. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The lights in the cabin were dimmed and all around us people were settling down to sleep. The Sun (2016)The new deal is an an attempt to settle the dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You will need to submit final meter readings and settle any outstanding bill with your old supplier. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But the argument should be settled by whether or not the public comes. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They had tickets for standard class but enraged fellow passengers by settling down in first. The Sun (2012)Why settle for one lake when you can have four? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fear of discovery or identification causes some offenders to settle only for passive validation. Christianity Today (2000)The court is not a place to settle petty squabbles between celebrities. The Sun (2016)It settles into something like a pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When the dust settles it will be argued they were simply doing their job. The Sun (2012)We have to settle and make sure we stay in the race in the early stages. The Sun (2013)But then his gaze settles firmly on the most prominent item in the study. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He shuddered and then settled back in his chair with a trembling sigh. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEIf a wine is left undisturbed in a cold cellar for long enough it will settle and clear naturally. Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)Then, he settled into his seat and we pulled away. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'settle'
British English: settle /ˈsɛtl/ VERB
If two people settle an argument or problem, or if someone or something settles it, they solve it by making a decision about who is right or about what to do.
They are both looking for ways to settle their differences.
- American English: settle
- Arabic: يَحِلُّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: resolver
- Chinese: 解决
- Croatian: izgladiti
- Czech: urovnat spor, hádku
- Danish: ordne
- Dutch: oplossen
- European Spanish: arreglar solucionar
- Finnish: hoitaa kuntoon
- French: régler
- German: regeln
- Greek: διευθετώ
- Italian: risolvere
- Japanese: 解決する
- Korean: 정하다
- Norwegian: legge til rette
- Polish: osiąść
- European Portuguese: resolver
- Romanian: soluționa
- Russian: урегулировать
- Spanish: arreglar establecer
- Swedish: klara upp
- Thai: แก้ปัญหา
- Turkish: yoluna koymak
- Ukrainian: вирішувати
- Vietnamese: giải quyết
Definition of settle from the Collins English Dictionary
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