Definition of Square up

1. Verb. Make square. "Square the wood with a file"

Exact synonyms: Square
Generic synonyms: Form, Shape
Derivative terms: Square, Square



2. Verb. Even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing.
Exact synonyms: Even Up, Jog
Generic synonyms: Square

3. Verb. Settle conclusively; come to terms. "We finally settled the argument"
Exact synonyms: Determine, Settle, Square Off
Specialized synonyms: Clear, Solve, Concert, Clinch, Compromise
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Resolve
Derivative terms: Determination, Determination, Determiner, Settlement

Definition of Square up

1. Verb. to get ready for a fight ¹

2. Verb. to get in the fighting position ¹

3. Verb. to pay back money that is owed ¹

4. Verb. to face (someone) in a contest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Square Up

square pyramid
square pyramids
square rigged
square rod
square root
square roots
square sail
square sails
square scooter
square scooters
square shooter
square tab shingle
square tab shingles
square the circle
square toes
square up (current term)
square wave
square wave stimuli
square yard
square yards
squared
squared-toe
squared the circle
squaredness
squareflipper square flipper
squarefree
squarehead
squareheads
squarelike
squarely

Literary usage of Square up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Science of Railways by Marshall Monroe Kirkman (1912)
"After gear is all set, square up the travel on the two sides of the engine by adjusting the short reach rods. Fig. ..."

2. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1914)
"... j inch square; up to \ inch diameter, *fg inch square; up to i inch diameter, f inch square; up to ii inches diameter, J inch square. ..."

3. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1908)
"... -f% inch square; up to f inch diameter, T75 inch square; up to i inch diameter, -J inch square; up to } inch diameter, T\ inch square; up to i inch ..."

4. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1909)
"square; up to ... f inch square; up to ij inches diameter, J inch square. HOLLOW MILLS THE teeth of hollow mills should be radial or ahead of the cer. ..."

5. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and by William Nicholson (1821)
"Now, as we do not mean to square up perpendiculars at the joint of every frame timber, we shall make use of as many as will suit our purpose in delineating ..."

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