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phrasal verb [transitive]
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I/you/we/theysquare with
he/she/itsquares with
present participlesquaring with
past tensesquared with
past participlesquared with
  1. 1
    something squares with something square something with something if one idea, opinion, explanation, etc. squares with another, they both seem good or reasonable

    Her story doesn't quite square with what the first witness said.

    It was difficult to square this behavior with his religious beliefs.

    Does this explanation square overall with the results of the survey?

  2. 2
    square something with someone to get permission from someone to do something

    I'll have to square it with the manager first.

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