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verb [transitive] square pronunciation in American English /skwer/ 
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he/she/itsquares
present participlesquaring
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past participlesquared
  1. 1
    [usually passive] math 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.

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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