Settle

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Definition

to settle (into a house): to become comfortable (in a house)
verb
I've finally settled into my house. It took me a few weeks to get used to it, but I finally feel at home here.

to settle (a problem): to fix, to resolve (a problem)
verb
That's settled. That's agreed, decided.
to settle the score with somebody to get revenge; to put something right with somebody

to settle (one's nerves): to calm, to relax, to soothe (oneself)
verb
My stomach hurt all weekend, but now it seems to have settled.

Examples

  • "We can settle this the old fashioned way."
  • "You seem to have settled in so quickly."
  • "I've settled some of my more difficult business disputes in there."
  • "Bruno and Horatio's Miracle Juices, a fledgling juice and smoothie bar, caused a stir last month when their 'miraculous' juices allegedly cured a man of his loneliness, reunited a lost parrot with his lover, and helped settle a bitter dispute between a chicken and an egg."
  • "com. They settled my claim, and I received a lot of money!"
  • "Brian (on intercom) : Well, I've changed into my boxing shorts just in case we need to settle this the old-fashioned way."

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