square away
verb Date: 1838 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

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  • square away — verb put (things or places) in order (Freq. 1) Tidy up your room! • Syn: ↑tidy, ↑tidy up, ↑clean up, ↑neaten, ↑straighten, ↑straighten out • …   Useful english dictionary

  • square away — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms square away : present tense I/you/we/they square away he/she/it squares away present participle squaring away past tense squared away past participle squared away American to do the things necessary to… …   English dictionary

  • square away — {v. phr.} 1. To arrange the sails of a ship so that the wind blows from behind. * /The captain ordered the crew to square away and sail before the wind./ 2. {informal} To put right for use or action. Often used in the passive or participle. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • square away — {v. phr.} 1. To arrange the sails of a ship so that the wind blows from behind. * /The captain ordered the crew to square away and sail before the wind./ 2. {informal} To put right for use or action. Often used in the passive or participle. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • square\ away — v. phr. 1. To arrange the sails of a ship so that the wind blows from behind. The captain ordered the crew to square away and sail before the wind. 2. informal To put right for use or action. Often used in the passive or participle. The living… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • square away — PHRASAL VERB If you square something or someone away, you deal with them so that the situation is satisfactory. [AM] [V P n (not pron)] Negotiators have already squared away a lot of the agreements that will be signed at the Earth Summit. [Also V …   English dictionary

  • square away — verb To finish, complete, tidy or put in order. I have almost squared away the last of the paperwork from that job …   Wiktionary

  • square away — put right for use or action Have you squared away your plans for your holidays yet? …   Idioms and examples

  • square away — set the sails into the wind, unfurl sails …   English contemporary dictionary

  • square — [skwer] n. [ME < OFr esquarre < VL * exquadra < * exquadrare, to make square < L ex, out + quadrare, to square < quadrus, a square < base of quattuor,FOUR] 1. a plane figure having four equal sides and four right angles: see… …   English World dictionary

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