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Definition of settle for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


settle for

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

settle for something

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to accept something that is not exactly what you want but is the best that is available In the end they had to settle for a tie. I couldn't afford the house I really wanted, so I had to settle for second best. He didn't see why he should settle for less.
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