settle affairs

settle affairs
arrange matters properly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • settle — settle1 [set′ l] n. [ME settel < OE setl (akin to Ger sessel) < IE * sedla < base * sed > SIT] a long wooden bench with a back, armrests, and sometimes a chest beneath the seat settle2 [set′ l] vt. settled, settling [ME setlen < OE …   English World dictionary

  • settle — set|tle W2S2 [ˈsetl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(end argument)¦ 2¦(decide)¦ 3¦(start living in a place)¦ 4¦(comfortable)¦ 5¦(quiet/calm)¦ 6¦(move down)¦ 7¦(pay money)¦ 8¦(organize business/money)¦ 9 settle a score/account 10 some …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • settle — set|tle1 [ setl ] verb *** ▸ 1 end disagreement ▸ 2 go and live somewhere ▸ 3 fall & rest on ground ▸ 4 pay all money owed to someone ▸ 5 decide something definitely ▸ 6 gradually sink down ▸ 7 finish dealing with something ▸ 8 make someone… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • affairs — n. 1) to administer, conduct affairs (of state) 2) to arrange; manage; settle; straighten out one s affairs 3) civil; community; cultural; current; domestic, internal; external, foreign; international; legal; military; national; political;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • settle — 1 / setl/ verb 1 MAKE COMFORTABLE/SAFE a) (intransitive always + adv/prep, transitive always + adv/prep) to put yourself or someone else in a comfortable position (+ back/into/down): Mel settled back in his chair and closed his eyes. | settle… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • settle — I UK [ˈset(ə)l] / US verb Word forms settle : present tense I/you/we/they settle he/she/it settles present participle settling past tense settled past participle settled *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to end an argument by making an… …   English dictionary

  • settle — settle1 settleable, adj. settleability, n. settledness, n. /set l/, v., settled, settling. v.t. 1. to appoint, fix, or resolve definitely and conclusively; agree upon (as time, price, or conditions). 2. to place in a desired state or in order …   Universalium

  • settle — I set•tle [[t]ˈsɛt l[/t]] v. tled, tling 1) to appoint, fix, or resolve definitely and conclusively; agree upon, as price or conditions 2) to place in a desired state or in order: to settle one s affairs[/ex] 3) to pay, as a bill 4) bus to close… …   From formal English to slang

  • settle — 1. v. 1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by down) establish or become established in a more or less permanent abode or way of life. 2 intr. & tr. (often foll. by down) a cease or cause to cease from wandering, disturbance, movement, etc. b adopt a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • settle — verb 1) they settled the dispute Syn: resolve, sort out, solve, clear up, end, fix, work out, iron out, straighten out, set right, rectify, remedy, reconcile; informal patch up Ant: prolong …   Thesaurus of popular words

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