square away


squared away; squaring away; squares away

intransitive verb

: to square the yards so as to sail before the wind
: to put everything in order or in readiness
: to take up a fighting stance

transitive verb

: to put in order or in readiness

Examples of square away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Much of what occurs at the convention—including announcing the party’s platform and presumptive nominee—is now typically squared away long before the convention actually begins. Simmone Shah, TIME, 15 July 2024 And while the future of the regional sports networks remain in flux, with the national rights beginning to be squared away, the league can count on some stability in that regard for years to come. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 July 2024 This could then lead to disputes over the joint bank account, or a mad scramble to get the investment, funding source, or debt squared away after Mars enters Gemini on July 20. Steph Koyfman, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 June 2024 With their gender or their sexuality squared away, their entire future seems to be ahead of them. Samantha Allen, Them, 27 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for square away 

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Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of square away was in 1838

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“Square away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20away. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

square away

: to put in order or readiness

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