settle on/upon (something)

phrasal verb

Definition of settle on/upon (something)

: to choose (something or someone) after thinking about other possible choices
  • We finally settled on a soft yellow for the kitchen walls.
  • Hours later, they settled on a plan.

Word by Word Definitions

settle play
  1. : to place so as to stay

  2. : to establish in residence

  3. : 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

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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