square away

verb
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of square away

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

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First Known Use of square away

1838

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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