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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysettle into
he/she/itsettles into
present participlesettling into
past tensesettled into
past participlesettled into
  1. 1
    settle into something/settle someone into something to become familiar with a new way of life, place, or job, or to make someone do this

    How are you settling into your new home?

  2. 2
    settle into something to make yourself comfortable in a place because you are going to stay there for a long time

    We settled into our tent.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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