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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysquare up to
he/she/itsquares up to
present participlesquaring up to
past tensesquared up to
past participlesquared up to
  1. square up to someone/something to start to deal with someone or something in a brave and determined way
    They squared up admirably to a very difficult situation.
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