Definition of Square off

1. Verb. Settle conclusively; come to terms. "We finally settled the argument"

Exact synonyms: Determine, Settle, Square Up
Specialized synonyms: Clear, Solve, Concert, Clinch, Compromise
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Resolve
Derivative terms: Determination, Determination, Determiner, Settlement

Definition of Square off

1. Verb. to get ready for a fight ¹

2. Verb. to get in the fighting position ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Square Off

square leg
square leg umpire
square leg umpires
square matrices
square matrix
square meal
square meals
square measure
square meter
square meters
square metre
square metres
square mile
square miles
square nut
square off (current term)
square one
square peg in a round hole
square peg into a round hole
square pyramid
square pyramids
square rigged
square rod
square root
square roots
square sail
square sails
square scooter
square scooters
square shooter

Literary usage of Square off

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New Malagasy-English Dictionary by James Richardson (1885)
"To cut off the end ; to plane a board ; to square off the end of a piece of wood. (Prov. ... square off ..."

2. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"THE PR-SMORSE ROOT, or ROOT-STOCK, is short, erect, ending abruptly below, as if bitten square off ..."

3. English Mechanic and World of Science: With which are Incorporated "the (1885)
"Then make GK f for depth of head and sling, and square off to L, to give the top of the cranked part. Draw HJ at right angles to G H. Next measure from К -^ ..."

4. Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (1906)
"J drew the reins to turn square off, and my horses went down that bank, and hardly stumbled, and did not go off their feet at all, went to the -wall some ..."

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