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settle for

Definition of settle for

  1. :  to be happy or satisfied with (something) :  to accept (something) <Neither team would settle for a tie score.> <He asked his parents if he could borrow $20 but had to settle for $10.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place so as to stay

    :  to establish in residence

    :  to furnish with inhabitants :  colonize

  1. :  a wooden bench with arms, a high solid back, and an enclosed foundation which can be used as a chest

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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