square up to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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
See also main entry: square