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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theysquare with
he/she/itsquares with
present participlesquaring with
past tensesquared with
past participlesquared with
  1. 1
    something squares with somethingsquare 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 behaviour with his religious beliefs.

  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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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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