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 Dictionary entry overview: What does square up mean? 

SQUARE UP (verb)
  The verb SQUARE UP has 3 senses:

1. make square
2. even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
3. settle conclusively; come to terms

  Familiarity information: SQUARE UP used as a verb is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SQUARE UP (verb)

Sense 1square up [BACK TO TOP]


Make square

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


square up; square

Context examples:

Square the circle / square the wood with a file

Hypernyms (to "square up" is one way to...):

form; shape (give shape or form to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2square up [BACK TO TOP]


Even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


even up; jog; square up

Hypernyms (to "square up" is one way to...):

square (position so as to be square)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 3square up [BACK TO TOP]


Settle conclusively; come to terms

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


square off; settle; square up; determine

Context example:

We finally settled the argument

Hypernyms (to "square up" is one way to...):

conclude; resolve (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "square up"):

clear; solve (settle, as of a debt)

concert (settle by agreement)

clinch (settle conclusively)

compromise (settle by concession)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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