3 verb
square3 [transitive]


HM to multiply a number by itself

in a competition

DS British English to win a point or game so that you have now won the same number of points or games as the other team or player:
India won the second match to square the series at one each.

square your shoulders

to stand straight and push your shoulders back, usually to show your determination

make something straight

to make something straight or parallel

square the circle

to attempt something impossible

square something ↔ away

phrasal verb
to finish something, especially by putting the last details in order:
Get your work squared away before you leave.

square off

phrasal verb

square something ↔ off

to make something have neat corners
2 American English to get ready to fight someone

square up

phrasal verb
1 to pay money that you owe:
I'll pay for the drinks and you can square up later.
2 British English to get ready to fight someone
square up to
The two lads squared up to each other.

square up to somebody/something

to deal with a difficult situation or person in a determined way

square with something

phrasal verb

square (something) with something

if you square two ideas, statements etc with each other or if they square with each other, they are considered to be in agreement:
His story simply does not square with the facts.
How do you square that with your religious beliefs?
square something with your conscience (=make yourself believe that what you are doing is morally right)

square something with somebody

British English to persuade someone to agree to something:
I'll take the day off if I can square it with my boss.

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