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(intr, adverb) to assume a posture of offence or defence, as in boxing
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Words nearby square off
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How to use square off in a sentence
Her conservative opponent in this all-female square-off, Wendy Long, was seen as facing uphill battle.Estrogen Fest: Key Women in the Race for Congress|Abigail Pesta|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Other Idioms and Phrases with square off
Take a fighting stance, prepare to fight, as in As they squared off, the teacher came out and stopped them, or The ambassador said the two countries were squaring off. [First half of 1800s]
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