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Pronunciation: /ˈsetl/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [price/terms/time] acordar*, fijar the next game should settle the championship el próximo partido debería decidir el campeonato we've settled where to go hemos decidido a dónde vamos it's all been settled, we're going to Miami ya está (todo) decidido or arreglado, nos vamos a Miami to settle one's affairs poner* sus ( or mis etc) asuntos en orden that's settled then, we'll meet at seven bueno, pues entonces ya está, nos vemos a las siete that settles it: I never want to see him again ya no me cabe duda: no lo quiero volver a ver
    Example sentences
    • All in all, by the time Shirley had left, little had been settled on, and Charlie was even more tired than before.
    • Many delegates are complaining that most of the persons to be elected had been settled on by the major parties some time ago.
    • Naturally, a strongest front pairing should be settled on.
    1.2 (resolve) [dispute/problem] resolver*, solucionar it's about time they settled their differences ya es hora de que resuelvan or arreglen sus diferencias the issue is far from settled el asunto no está ni mucho menos resuelto 1.3 (put an end to) [foolishness/nonsense] [colloquial/familiar] acabar con that should settle him! ¡así aprenderá!
    Example sentences
    • Surely the company already had it on file and surely it was easy to settle the problem if the company wanted to.
    • Is it any wonder arguments are never settled and disputes always confused?
    • This could settle the irrigation problem of the area to a great extent.
    Example sentences
    • It was a genuine legal dispute that was settled without a judge ruling.
    • I will ask attorneys to help the students settle any legal disputes stemming from this incident.
    • To settle legal disputes via legal means is the best way.
  • 2 [bill/account] pagar*; [debt] saldar, liquidar
    Example sentences
    • Interest on the loan rolls up, and then the debt is settled when the property is finally sold.
    • By the time the agreements expired late last year, none of the former bank owners had fully settled their debts.
    • We were renting in Hamburg and after settling our debts we had only about £5,000 left.
  • 3 3.1 [country/region] colonizar*, poblar* 3.2 [colonists] establecer*
    Example sentences
    • When the colonies were first settled, he wrote, the towns sometimes provided relief for their care.
    • One of our favorite neighborhoods is Lincoln Square on the northwest side, originally settled by German immigrants.
    • Other historic areas include Vincennes, on the site of a French fort, and New Harmony to the south, settled by German immigrants.
  • 4 4.1 (establish)to settle sb (in sth) he settled his son in banking colocó a su hijo en un banco he settled his mother in a house by the sea instaló a su madre en una casa en la costa we won't visit you until you're settled no iremos a verte hasta que no estés instalado 4.2 (make comfortable) [patient/child] poner* cómodo she settled herself deep in the sofa se arrellanó en el sofá
    Example sentences
    • For the first time I settled down, got calm and gained just a teensy bit of perspective.
    • However, at the actual vet's surgery he was very quiet and settled down nicely.
    • The crowd settled down, the coach calmed the players and gave them a plan.
    Example sentences
    • With that, she took Brady to her bedroom and settled him on top of her comforter.
    • Michael carried me to a comfortable stuffed chair and settled me there.
    • They were both laughing and giggling as William carried her into the main hall and settled her comfortably in a couch.
  • 5 (make calm) [child] calmar; [doubts] disipar; [weather] arreglar, asentar*; [stomach] asentar* that will settle his mind eso lo tranquilizará a brandy will settle your digestion/nerves un coñac te ayudará a hacer la digestión/te calmará (los nervios)
  • 6 (cause to sink) [dust] asentar*; [sediment] depositar
    Example sentences
    • Fill a jug and leave it to stand until the sediment has settled, then use the clear water at the top.
    • The pepper slowly settled to the bottom of the glass leaving a few grains on the surface which Bond dabbed up with the tip of a finger.
    • Fine sediment remains in suspension much longer and travels far out to sea, where it settles slowly to the bottom.
    Example sentences
    • That clock had been audible in the hall, especially at night when the house had settled.
    • Allow the posts to stand several days and settle firmly in position before adding the fence.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (come to live) establecerse*, afincarse* they settled in Iowa se establecieron or se afincaron en Iowa 1.2 (come to lie) [dust] asentarse*; [snow] cuajar; [bird] posarse
    Example sentences
    • Amor joined her friends on the field while the rest of us settled under my usual tree at the home games.
    • She settles into one position and barely shifts until she wakes the next morning.
    • She sighed and sat back on her haunches before settling into a kneeling position.
    Example sentences
    • Latex dust also settles on horizontal surfaces throughout the OR and can become airborne again with subsequent agitation.
    • It was a bitterly cold day, but it was bright and still; no wind blew, no drops fell and no snow settled.
    • That means a lot less fine dust in the air that will settle on room surfaces.
    Example sentences
    • He grew up in Juarez and spent several years abroad before returning to Mexico to settle permanently with his family.
    • Arcus had offices in Bangalore, Singapore and in Fremont, California, where Bhattacharya and his family settled around two decades ago.
    • Jim Ronan, Bekan, who died recently, was a popular and esteemed gentleman in the parish of Bekan since the family settled there in 1967.
  • 2 (become calm) [person] tranquilizarse*, calmarse; [weather] asentarse*; [stomach] asentarse*, arreglarse; [wind] amainar
  • 3 3.1 (sink) [soil/foundations] asentarse*; [sediment] depositarse, precipitarse the wheels settled deeper and deeper into the mud las ruedas se enterraban cada vez más en el barro 3.2 (make oneself comfortable) ponerse* cómodo I had just settled into bed acababa de ponerme cómodo en la cama I settled deeper into the armchair me arrellané or me puse cómodo en el sillón
    Example sentences
    • All 130 passengers got off safely, and a salvage job removed some of the machinery to safety before the ship began to settle.
    • Yet more bombs further damaged the submarine, which began to settle by the stern.
    • Scuttling teams hope she will settle upright, as have sister ships Perth in Western Australia and Hobart off South Australia, on the sandy seabed.
  • 4 4.1 (pay) saldar la cuenta ( or la deuda etc), pagar* you can settle with me tomorrow podemos arreglar las cuentas mañana 4.2 [Law/Derecho] to settle out of court resolver* una disputa extrajudicialmente, llegar* a una transacción or a un acuerdo extrajudicial, transar extrajudicialmente (Latin America/América Latina)
    Example sentences
    • If I create a trust to dispose of all of my rights and interests, and I settle them on trustees, that is a trust despite the fact that it is not spelt out.

Phrasal verbs

settle back

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
(recline) recostarse* (relax) just settle back and enjoy yourselves pónganse cómodos y diviértanse he's only too likely to settle back into his old ways lo más probable es que vuelva a las andadas

settle down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (become calm) things seem to have settled down after the riots parece que las cosas se han apaciguado or calmado después de las revueltas settle down please, children niños, por favor, tranquilos 1.2 (get comfortable) they settled down for a long wait se prepararon para una larga espera we settled down to listen nos dispusimos a escuchar we settled down for the night nos acomodamos para pasar la noche he had settled down to watch the game se había instalado cómodamente para mirar el partido 1.3 (apply oneself) settle down to your work ponte a trabajar 1.4 (in place, activity) she's settling down well in her new school se está adaptando bien a su nueva escuela you should get a job and settle down deberías conseguirte un trabajo y establecerte or echar raíces en algún sitio 1.5 (become more responsible) sentar* (la) cabeza 1.1verb + object + adverb/verbo + complemento + adverbio 2.1 (make calm) calmar, tranquilizar* 2.2 (place comfortably) acomodar we settled the patient down in bed acomodamos al paciente en la cama

settle for

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
conformarse con why settle for less? ¿por qué conformarse con menos?

settle in

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
I'll come and see you when you've settled in te vendré a ver cuando estés instalado she's settling in well in her new job se está adaptando bien a su nuevo trabajo

settle into

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[school/job] adaptarse a; [routine] acostumbrarse or hacerse* a

settle on

verb + preposition + object/verbo + preposición + complemento
[date/place] decidirse por

settle up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar] arreglar (las) cuentas can we settle up later? ¿podemos arreglar (las) cuentas después? have you settled up with the butcher for the turkey? ¿le has pagado el pavo al carnicero?

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  • [ banco de madera de respaldo alto y, a veces, con un arcón en el asiento ]

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