square off

verb
squared off; squaring off; squares off

Definition of square off

intransitive verb

: to take a fighting stance : prepare to fight also : fight

First Known Use of square off

1837, in the meaning defined above

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square off

square of opposition

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“Square off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20off. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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