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verb [transitive] square pronunciation in American English /skwer/
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present tense
present participlesquaring
past tensesquared
past participlesquared
  1. 1
    [usually passive] maths a number that is squared is multiplied by itself

    26 is equal to five squared plus one.

  2. 2
    mainly British to score the same number of points as another player or team, so that no one wins a match or series of matches

    They fought back to square the match at three-all.

  3. 3
    British to hit or kick a ball to someone level with you, not in front or behind


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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