square away

squared away; squaring away; squares away

Definition of square away

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: to put in order or in readiness

Examples of square away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jones still needs to pass a physical exam, and the Titans need to square away their salary-cap situation to take on the wide receiver’s contract. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 7 June 2021 As with most subscription services, sign-up starts by filling out a quick survey on the service's website to get squared away on your taste and delivery preferences. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, 15 Apr. 2020 The festival needs $20 to $30 million to get tickets on sale and get its permit squared away, according to sources. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 17 May 2019 The Dolphins could also add another player during the 2020 NFL draft next April, but will use the final seven games of the 2019 season to square away their wide receiver position before the next offseason. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Nov. 2019 That way, the accord would be squared away, from the perspective of the Europeans, on the off-chance that Johnson manages to win approval in London. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 20 Oct. 2019 The running game is strong, but the Ravens still have to square away their passing attack. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 4 Oct. 2019 Until that gets squared away, the city’s eco-conscious commuters will have to make do with bikes rather than electric scooters. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, 11 Aug. 2018 Within the Internet, Ralph and Vanellope have to square away a painful reality: how friendships inevitably change when life goals diverge. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of square away

1838, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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“Square away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20away. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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