settle (something) on (someone)

phrasal verb

settled (something) on (someone); settling (something) on (someone); settles (something) on (someone)
chiefly British
: to arrange to give (money or property) to (someone)
She settled her whole fortune on her grandchildren.

Examples of settle (something) on (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My Ugly Face, which is also the film’s French title) and can’t even settle on which font to use. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2024 Wrecks are new structures that invasive species can settle on, grow and use as a hub to expand to other habitats. Avery Paxton, Discover Magazine, 26 Dec. 2023 Once the Captain, the General, and Bon settle on the grimy outskirts of Los Angeles, the seven-part series gives us noirish episodes devoted to the bloody missions our hero carries out on behalf of his real and fake superiors. Judy Berman, TIME, 10 Apr. 2024 His plan was to settle on the coaching staff in about one week. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2024 But other state officials continued to cast doubt on the proposal, as lawyers, lobbyists and lawmakers scrambled to settle on agreements in the waning days of this year’s legislative session. Ian Max Stevenson, Idaho Statesman, 28 Mar. 2024 Though Cache’s sentencing was finalized, her case is still being heard in Contra Costa Court, as the parties settle on a figure for victim restitution. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 18 Mar. 2024 Some inevitable combination of bureaucracy, human fallibility, and mathematical law keeps things bland: each time, the curators settle on sixty or a hundred or, this year, seventy-one artists whose creations have some relevance to the state of society, as well as to the state of art. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2024 The emergency rule that became effective Friday will be in place for 120 days, until lawmakers and state officials can settle on approving a permanent rule, a more cumbersome process that requires a public comment period. Michael R. Wickline, arkansasonline.com, 15 Mar. 2024

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“Settle (something) on (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/settle%20%28something%29%20on%20%28someone%29. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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