- 1 1.1 the next game should settle the championshipwe've settled where to goel próximo partido debería decidir el campeonatoit's all been settled, we're going to Miamihemos decidido a dónde vamosto settle one's affairsya está (todo) decidido or arreglado, nos vamos a Miamithat's settled then, we'll meet at seven that settles it: I never want to see him againponer sus ( or mis etc) asuntos en ordenya no me cabe duda: no lo quiero volver a verExample sentences1.2 (resolve) it's about time they settled their differences
the issue is far from settledya es hora de que resuelvan or arreglen sus diferencias1.3 (put an end to) (foolishness/nonsense) [colloquial] that should settle him!el asunto no está ni mucho menos resuelto¡así aprenderá!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.
- 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.
- 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)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 3.2(colonists)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 somebody (
insomething)he settled his son in bankinghe settled his mother in a house by the seacolocó a su hijo en un bancowe won't visit you until you're settledinstaló a su madre en una casa en la costa4.2 (make comfortable)no iremos a verte hasta que no estés instalado(patient/child)she settled herself deep in the sofaponer cómodose arrellanó en el sofáExample 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.
- 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.
- 6 (cause to sink)(dust)(sediment)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.
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (come to live)they settled in Iowaestablecerse1.2 (come to lie)se establecieron or se afincaron en Iowa(dust)asentarse(snow)(bird)posarseExample 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.
- 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)tranquilizarsecalmarse(weather)asentarse(stomach)asentarsearreglarse(wind)
- 3 3.1 (sink)(soil/foundations)asentarse(sediment)the wheels settled deeper and deeper into the muddepositarseprecipitarse3.2 (make oneself comfortable)las ruedas se enterraban cada vez más en el barroI had just settled into bedponerse cómodoI settled deeper into the armchairacababa de ponerme cómodo en la camame arrellané or me puse cómodo en el sillónExample 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.
- 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)you can settle with me tomorrowsaldar la cuenta ( or la deuda etc)4.2 (Law)to settle out of courtpodemos arreglar las cuentas mañanaresolver una disputa extrajudicialmentellegar a una transacción or a un acuerdo extrajudicialtransar extrajudicialmente (Latin America)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.
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (become calm) See examples: things seem to have settled down after the riots
- I'll come and see you when you've settled in
- (banco de madera de respaldo alto y, a veces, con un arcón en el asiento)Example sentences
- They have been flying out of her shop, which is why she has extended the range of Ercol reissues to include a settle, a dining table and a nest of tables.
- However, this suggests that your twin-seater was not a plain wooden settle, but almost certainly a settee, which at one time would have formed part of a suite.
- She sat down aimlessly on a settle by the fireplace.
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