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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysettle on
he/she/itsettles on
present participlesettling on
past tensesettled on
past participlesettled on
  1. 1
    settle on someone/something to make a decision between two or more people or things after not being certain which to choose

    The band has yet to settle on a name.

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  2. 2
    settle something on someone British formal to give someone money or property in a legal and official way
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  3. 3
    settle on someone/something if your eyes settle on someone or something, you begin to look at them
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